U. of Tennessee Wins Grant to Digitize Newspapers





In two years, students, historians, and anyone else curious about nearly a century of history should have 100,000 pages of Tennessee newspapers at their fingertips. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize local newspapers from 1836 to 1922....

The state's history during the period covered by the project includes the forced relocation of American Indians, known as the Trail of Tears, which began in Tennessee; the Battle of Shiloh, during the Civil War; and the state's ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women's suffrage the two-thirds majority it needed to pass. Tennessee is "a very important state during this time period," Ms. Deeken says....

The newspapers' increased accessibility will add richness and color to historical scholarship, says Stephen D. Engle, a professor of history at Florida Atlantic University who specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction....


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John R Hicks - 6/23/2010

"...and the state's ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women's suffrage the two-thirds majority it needed to pass."

As I recall from high school, ratification of a Constitutional amendment requires approval by three-quarters (not two-thirds) of the States.

See http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/constitution/article-v.html

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