Selected Sources

Alford, Bobby. History of Lawrence County, Tennessee. n.d.


Ash, Stephen V.  Tennessee’s Iron Industry Revisited: The Stewart County Story.

            Golden Pond, Ky.: Land Between the Lakes Association, 1986.


Bezis-Selfa, John.  Forging America: Ironworkers, Adventurers, and the

Industrious Revolution.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.


Burchard, Ernest F.  The Brown Ores of the Western Highland Rim, Tennessee.

Nashville: Tennessee Department of Education, 1934.


Council, R. Bruce, Nicholas Honerkamp, and M. Elizabeth Will.  Industry and

Technology in Antebellum Tennessee: The Archaeology of Bluff Furnace. 

Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992.


Dew, Charles B.  Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge.  New York:

W.W. Norton & Co., 1994.


Gavin, Michael T.  “From Bands of Iron to Promise Land: The African-American

Contribution to Middle Tennessee’s Antebellum Iron Industry,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 64 (No.1 2005): 24-43.


Jackson, George E.  Cumberland Furnace: A Frontier Industrial Village.  Virginia

Beach: Downing Co., 1994.


Kemper, Jackson, III.  American Charcoal Making: In the Era of the Cold-blast

Furnace.  Washington D.C.: Eastern National Park & Monument Association, 1941.


Lewis, W. David, and Walter Hugins.  Hopewell Furnace, Hopewell Village

National Historic Site, Pennsylvania.  Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, Division of Publications, 1983.


Pool, J. Lawrence.  America’s Valley Forges and Valley Furnaces.  Dalton,

Mass.: Studley Press Inc., 1982.


Sanders, Clyde A., and Dudley C. Gould.  History Cast in Metal: The Founders of

North America.  Schaumburg, Ill.: Cast Metals Institute, 1976.


Smith, Samuel D., Charles P. Stripling, and James M. Brannon.  A Cultural

Resource Survey of Tennessee’s Western Highland Rim Iron Industry, 1790s-1930s. 

Nashville: Tennessee Department of Conservation, 1988.


“The Iron Industry in Land Between the Lakes.”  Knoxville: Tennessee Valley



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