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The Decade When the World at Home and Abroad Began to Change: 1910-20

Jan. 21, 2014, 1:24 PM

Published on Jan 21, 2014

Jan. 16 class: Haley’s Comet; Nashville’s first skyscraper; Prohibition in Tennessee; city reservoir on 8th Avenue; East Nashville fire; the Dutchman’s Bend train collision; Spanish flu and more.

“The Decade When the World at Home & Abroad Began to Change: 1910-1920” with Carole Bucy, Professor of History, Volunteer State Community College and Davidson County Historian

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of World War I, which began in Europe in 1914, this class will look at how many changes took place in Tennessee, in the nation, and indeed the entire world during the short span of ten years. This decade was ushered in with the coming of Haley’s Comet and departed with the Spanish flu pandemic and women getting the right to vote.

The class will examine specific events in Nashville, such as the great East Nashville Fire, the bursting of the city reservoir on 8th Avenue, the Dutchman’s Bend train collision, as well as how the U.S. entry into World War I affected Nashville and the entire state.

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