The three stars on the Tennessee flag represent the three cultural divisions of the state-the "Grand Divisions"-East, Middle, and West Tennessee. Though culturally distinct, the three Tennessees share a common history of exploitation of colonial lands by Spanish, French, and British claims. For many years Tennessee was under the dominion of these flags.
With full-color illustrations, Flags of Tennessee examines the many flags that have flown over the state, including the Spanish Castile and Leon, the French fleur-de-lis, and the British Union Jack, as well as the flags of the United States. Also included are county flags, city flags, battle flags, and a detailed section on the flags of the Indian tribes who lived throughout the state. Each flag is accompanied by text describing its significance, history, and development. It is a perfect introduction to the fascinating history of the Volunteer State for readers eight and older.
Devereaux Cannon lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the author of The Flags of the Confederacy, The Flags of the Union, and The Wit and Wisdom of Robert E. Lee, all published by Pelican.
FLAGS OF TENNESSEE
By Devereaux D. Cannon, Jr.
Ilustrated by Debra Lee Tullier
96 pp. 5½ x 8½
50 Color and b/w illustrations - 2 Maps