Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Donald Grady Davidson (1893~1966) John Crowe Ransom (1888~1974)

Marker ID: THC 3F 42
Location: Giles County Courthouse lawn, S 2nd Street at W Madison Street, Pulaski, TN
County: Giles
Coordinates: N 35° 11.966    W 087° 1.891
  35.19943333    -87.03151666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMBNFH


Giles County natives Donald G. Davidson and John C. Ransom were influential personages in American literature. Professors at Vanderbilt University, they helped found The Fugitive (1922~25), a magazine which launched the "Southern literary renaissance." They contributed to the essential Agrarian manifesto, I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition (1930), essays critical of industry's dehumanizing effects on the South.

Tennessee Historical Commission