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Luke Manget

19th-Century Appalachia, U.S. South, Environmental History

Graduate Student
MA, Western Carolina University, 2011

Office: 109 LeConte
Office Hours: M/W, 10-11am
tlmanget@uga.edu

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."

Research and Teaching Interests

[Capitalism]
[Environment & Agriculture]
[U.S. South]

Selected Publications

"Sanging in the Mountains: The Ginseng Economy in the Southern Appalachians, 1865-1900," Appalachian Journal (Vol. 40, Nos 1&2, Fall-Winter 2013)

"Loyalty in the Backcountry: How a Forged Letter Turned the Tide of the American Revolution in the South," Tuckasegee Valley Historical Review (Vol. 23, Spring 2012)

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Gregory Research Fellow, Amanda and Greg Gregory Research Fellowship (2013 )

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