Cumberland University


Dr. Tom Kanon to speak on campus about new book


On Tuesday, January 27, at 6:30 P.M., Cumberland University will host Dr. Tom Kanon as he discusses his new book, Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815: Andrew Jackson, the Creek War, and the Battle of New Orleans. He will address the contributions of Tennesseans to the War of 1812, the military conflict that reinforced the United States’ independence and launched Andrew Jackson’s presidential career. Dr. Kanon’s talk will be followed by a short question-and-answer period, and he will also be available to sign copies of his book, which will be for sale.


Dr. Kanon is an archivist at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville who holds a doctoral degree in public history from Middle Tennessee State University. For the past fifteen years, he has been writing and speaking on topics related to the southern frontier of the Early Republic, particularly the War of 1812 period.  His articles have been featured in such periodicals as the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Filson History Quarterly, Journal of East Tennessee History, and Ohio Valley History.


The event will be held in Labry Hall Room 130 and is open to the public. Reservations are not required, but attendees are encouraged to arrive early for optimal seating.


This lecture is sponsored by the Cumberland University History Society and Cumberland University’s Alpha Xi Tau chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society.