Faculty

Dr. Lynn Nelson

Professor

Dr. Lynn Nelson
615-904-8174
Room 285, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., College of William and Mary (1998)
  • M.A., University of Kansas (1991)
  • A.B., University of Chicago (1989)

Areas of Expertise

American and Global Environmental History
American Revolution and Early American Republic
Early American Frontier

Biography

Selected Publications
Nelson, Lynn. "When Land Was Cheap, and Labor Dear: James Madison's 'Address to the Albermarle Agricultural Society' and the Problem of Southern Agricultural Reform," History Compass, (2008).

Nelson, Lynn. "Historiographical Conversations about the Backcountry: Politics," Journal of Backcountry Studies, 2 (Autumn, 2007).

Nelson, Lynn. Pharsalia: An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1780-1880, (University ... Read More »
Selected Publications
Nelson, Lynn. "When Land Was Cheap, and Labor Dear: James Madison's 'Address to the Albermarle Agricultural Society' and the Problem of Southern Agricultural Reform," History Compass, (2008).

Nelson, Lynn. "Historiographical Conversations about the Backcountry: Politics," Journal of Backcountry Studies, 2 (Autumn, 2007).

Nelson, Lynn. Pharsalia: An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1780-1880, (University of Georgia Press, 2007).

Works in Progress
"Pioneers and Posterity: Narrating the History of Early Tennessee."

"Conserving the Caney Fork: Nature and Democracy in the Twentieth-Century South."

Undergraduate Courses Taught
History 2010,Survey U.S History
History 2010 (H), Survey U.S. History I (Honors)
History 2030, Tennessee History
History 2030 (H), Tennessee History (Honors)
History 3050, Topics in Southern Studies: Southern Environmental History
History 3070 Topics in World History: Global Environmental History
History 4020, The American Revolution
History 4720, Boone & Crockett's America

Graduate Courses Taught
History 5020, The American Revolution
History 5720, Boone & Crockett's America
History 6010, Historiography
History 6020, Historical Research Methods
History 6101/7101 Seminar: Readings in Early American History
History 6104/7104 Seminar: Topics in American History: American Environmental History
History 6105/7105 Seminar: Research in American History

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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 898-2631

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631