The text of "A History of Tennessee", written by Dr. Wayne C. Moore, is taken from the TENNESSEE BLUE BOOK. The history of the state is reviewed in a the following sections: The Land and Native People; Struggle for the Frontier; From Territory to Statehood; Tennessee's Coming of Age; The Age of Jackson; The Time of Troubles; Reconstruction and Rebuilding; Early Twnetieth Century; and Modern Tennessee.
Dunn developed an interest in politics at an early age. His father, Aubert Culberson Dunn, served as district attorney in Mississippi’s Lauderdale County during the 1930s. At the time, Dunn recalled thinking of the courthouse where his father worked as a mysterious place.