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James Owen

Colonial South and Caribbean Native Americans and runaway slaves, hymnody, musicology, environmental history, capitalism.

Graduate Student
MA, Western Carolina University, 2011

Office: 122 LeConte
Office Hours: MW 11-12
jaowen@uga.edu

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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 and Reinaldo Roman, I have expanded my research to include British Carribean colonies. I focus on Moravian missions, and their interactions with Indians, slaves, and runaway slave communities, using musicology as a historical lens.

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