Kinship and nationhood

What is the thesis of the readings? Do they have one major point? Or do they raise multiple issues? What are these points and issues?WHY are the arguments made by the authors important to an understanding of the history of Tennessee? How does this book complement or challenge the thesis presented in other works that you have read?What evidence do the authors use to support their arguments? What types of evidence do they use? How does this evidence connect to the thesis and any sub-points?What is MOST convincing about this book’s use of evidence? What is LEAST convincing? Is there a conflict between what the two pieces are arguing?