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Appalachian Aspirations: The Geography of Urbanization and Development in the Upper Tennessee River Valley, 1865–1900
by John Benhart
"A groundbreaking examination of East Tennessee's journey from mercantile to industrial capitalism and then its plunge into corporate capitalism right on the eve of the 1893 financial panic. Benhart brings it all to life by highlighting key industrial and city-planning projects, and by tracing the careers of pivotal capitalists." --Paul Salstrom, author of Appalachia's ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Univ Tennessee Press
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Excellent academic book, well-researched - will be writing a review on it for the Southern Historian, so I don't want to repeat it here... but it is a very good book, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in urbanization, industrialization or East Tennessee growth and development.