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University of Georgia
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American Civil War, Appalachia, Veterans, Social, Community, Reconstruction, White Supremacy, Loyalty, Andrew Johnson, Occupation, Military, East Tennessee
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About Me

I am a PhD candidate in the history department at the University of Georgia. My dissertation, Loyalty and Locale: Secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction in East Tennessee, provides four case studies that investigate the long-lasting consequences of wartime loyalties for veterans and their families.

I am working with Dr. John Inscoe and I consider myself a social historian with a regional focus in the Appalachian South. I think value exists in studying Civil War border states and their early and lasting occupations. Loyalty manifests differently and can be informed by the community with which a soldier or supporter identifies.

I’ve helped run workshops, conferences, large talks with guest speakers, departmental functions and have a working knowledge of the logistics required to make these functions successful.


Recent Publications

“Temporary Triumphs: The Carpetbagger President of the Knoxville Industrial Association” in The Journal of East Tennessee History,Vol. 86, 2014.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, American South
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Family, Gender, Government, Military, Politics, Race, Women