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Cheathem book receives award



Every year, the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) and the Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) accept and review nominations for the Tennessee History Book Award. The prize, selected by a jury of librarians and historians across Tennessee, recognizes excellence in historical writing on a topic relevant to the Volunteer State. This year’s recipient of the Tennessee History Book Award is Dr. Mark Cheathem, for his book Andrew Jackson, Southerner.  In his book, Dr. Cheathem, an Associate Professor of History at Cumberland University, provides a unique perspective on the seventh president of the United States.  Dr. Cheathem accepted the award at the General Session of TLA’s annual conference recently in Murfreesboro.


About TLA and THC

The Tennessee Library Association promotes the establishment, maintenance, and support of library services for all Tennesseans and supports the professional interests of its members.

The Tennessee Historical Commission, a division of the Department of Environment and Conservation, promotes the preservation and interpretation of the state’s historic places.

For a list of previous winners of the Tennessee History Book Award, visit the Tennessee Library Association’s website at

For more information about Dr. Cheathem please click here.