Memphis: Memphis State College Press, 1955. Octavo. Item #022700
392pp. Inscribed by the author. First published in 1932 Univ. of N. Carolina Press. A reprint of Abernethy's excellent historical study of the state of Tennessee from its founding through the antebellum years. In documenting the development of an agricultural society on the frontier. Abernethy develops important and controversial theses on the relation between frontier life and the development of American democracy, calling into question the mythology and motives previously associated with leaders such as William Blount, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. Inscribed by the author to Francis Pendleton Gaines III, an American Lawyer. Bar: United States District Court (Arizona) 1969, Arizona 1969, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975. Bound in light brown cloth, spine lettering gilt over green, A very nice copy in unclipped dust jacket with some soiling and piece missing from spine, little wear to head, small closed edge tear to upper edge of rear panel.