Phone: (615) 904-8174
Office Location: Peck Hall Room 285
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
American Revolution, Environmental History, Frontier History
History 2010 Survey of United States History
History 2010 (H) Survey of United States History I (Honors)
History 2030 Tennessee History
History 4020/5020 The American Revolution
History 4720/5720 Boone & Crockett's America
History 3040 Topics in American Cultural History: The Cult of Nature
History 3050 Topics in Southern Studies: Southern Environmental History
History 3070 Topics in World History: Global Environmental History
History 4640/5640 American Environmental History
History 6010 Historiography
History 6020 Historical Research Methods
History 6120/7120 Seminar on the Era of the American Revolution (graduate)
American frontier, Southern environmental history, public memory.
PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER CREATIVE WORKS:
"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).
"Historiographical Conversations about the Backcountry: Politics," Journal of Backcountry Studies, 2 (Autumn, 2007).
Pharsalia: An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1780-1880, (University of Georgia Press, 2007).
"'Actions ... Conducive to the Prosperity and Character of the Nation': John Haywood's Telling of Tennessee's Early History," Border States 15 (2005): 36-47.
"The Pilot and The Storm: William Massie and the Agrarian Economy of the Tye River Valley of Virginia, 1830-1860," in Hofstra and Koons, eds., After the Backcountry: The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the Nineteenth Century (University of Tennessee Press, 2000).
"'Then the poor Planter hath Greatly the Disadvantage': Tobacco Inspection Soil Exhaustion, and the Formation of a Planter Elite in York County, Virginia, 1700-1760," Locus: Regional and Local History of the Americas, 2:1 (Spring 1994): 19-34.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:
"Pioneers and Posterity: Imagining the History of Early Tennessee."
"Conserving the Caney Fork: Nature and Democracy in the Twentieth-Century South."
M.A. University of Kansas, 1991
Ph.D. College of William and Mary, 1998