The Kingsport Public Library will be hosting a program, “Eight Centuries of American Indian History in East Tennessee,” on Saturday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium. The program will be presented by Dr. Jim Glanville.
Dr. Glanville was born in London, England and graduated from the Royal College of Science. He moved to the U.S. and obtained a Ph.D in chemistry from the University of Maryland. He retired from Virginia Tech as Director of General Chemistry and has been an independent scholar of history. He has received 5 patents, and wrote the textbook, General Chemistry for Engineers.
His historical publications include an eyewitness account of the Battle of King’s Mountain, the social history of the American Indians of Southwest Virginia and Northeastern Tennessee, the sixteenth century Spanish presence in Southwest Virginia and a history of the global soda ash industry and the Saltville soda ash plant.
Dr. Glanville will be assisted in his presentation by Chief Lee Vest. The program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Kingsport Public Library.