Lincoln Memorial University and the shaping of Appalachia / Earl J. Hess.

Located near Cumberland Gap in the rugged hills of East Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) was founded in 1897 to help disadvantaged Appalachian youth and reward the descendents of Union loyalists in the region. Its founder was former Union General Oliver Otis Howard, a personal friend of...

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Main Author: Hess, Earl J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2011.
Edition:1st ed.
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Summary:Located near Cumberland Gap in the rugged hills of East Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) was founded in 1897 to help disadvantaged Appalachian youth and reward the descendents of Union loyalists in the region. Its founder was former Union General Oliver Otis Howard, a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, who made it his mission to sustain an institution of higher learning in the mountain South that would honor the memory of the Civil War president.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xix, 319 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-313) and index.
ISBN:9781572338036
1572338032
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9781283239349
9786613239341
6613239348
Language:English.