After 15 years of historic restoration in tile and stone work, I returned to get my MA in US History in 2009 at Western Carolina University, focusing on Cherokee studies and Native American preachers. At UGA, as a student of Claudio Saunt, I have expanded my research to include the Carribean. I focus on Moravian communities that included Indians, slaves, runaway slaves, and German and English-speaking missionaries. Using hymnology as a historical lens, I explore the ways Christian theology was translated into relevant spiritual practices for indigenous and enslaved peoples during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
History at Work
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Summer Program in Public History
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History service projects
History students volunteered for service projects this year cleaning and restoring the grounds at local historic African American cemeteries.
History Alum James C. Thompson, Fulbright Scholar
Fulbrighter James C.Thompson (UGA '17) is on his way to Freiburg, Germany.
was founded at UGA by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry in the belief that new technologies make possible a new kind of humanities research