Dr. Lynn Nelson Dr. Lynn Nelson

Professor

CONTACT
E-mail: lynn.nelson@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 904-8174
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall, Room 285
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

FIELDS: American Revolution and Early American Republic, American and Global Environmental History, Early American Frontier.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

  • History 2010,Survey U.S History
  • History 2010 (H), Survey U.S. History I (Honors)
  • History 2030, Tennessee History
  • History 2030 (H), Tennessee History (Honors)
  • History 3050, Topics in Southern Studies: Southern Environmental History
  • History 3070 Topics in World History: Global Environmental History
  • History 4020, The American Revolution
  • History 4720, Boone & Crockett's America

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

  • History 5020, The American Revolution
  • History 5720, Boone & Crockett's America
  • History 6010, Historiography
  • History 6020, Historical Research Methods
  • History 6101/7101 Seminar: Readings in Early American History
  • History 6104/7104 Seminar: Topics in American History: American Environmental History
  • History 6105/7105 Seminar: Research in American History

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: 

Nelson, Lynn. "When Land Was Cheap, and Labor Dear: James Madison's 'Address to the Albermarle Agricultural Society' and the Problem of Southern Agricultural Reform," History Compass, (2008).

Nelson, Lynn. "Historiographical Conversations about the Backcountry: Politics," Journal of Backcountry Studies, 2 (Autumn, 2007).

Nelson, Lynn. Pharsalia: An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1780-1880, (University of Georgia Press, 2007).

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

"Pioneers and Posterity: Narrating the History of Early Tennessee."

"Conserving the Caney Fork: Nature and Democracy in the Twentieth-Century South."

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 1998
M.A.   University of Kansas, 1991
A.B.   University of Chicago, 1989 

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