James Alex Baggett

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James Alex Baggett (Ph.D.), Dacula, Ga. :: retired dean and professor of history at Union University in Tennessee, tells the story of the Tennesseans who opposed secession and took up arms in his fourth book, Homegrown Yankees: Tennessee’s Union Cavalry in the Civil War (LSU Press). It provides a new perspective on the war in Tennessee as the first book-length study of Union cavalry from a Confederate state. His previous books include The Scalawags: Southern Dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction.