19th-Century Appalachia, U.S. South, Environmental History
MA, Western Carolina University, 2011
Office: 109 LeConte
Office Hours: M/W, 10-11am
Luke is currently researching the role of the nineteenth-century Appalachian mountain commons in shaping Appalachian culture. By better understanding the dynamic interaction between the unique mountain ecosystem and the human communities in them, he hopes to shed light on how environmental change and social change combined to help create the perception that Appalachia was a "strange land inhabited by strange people."