This course concentrates on central and southern Appalachia from the point of earliest contact between Native Americans and Europeans to the turn of the twenty-first century, providing a cohesive narrative overview of Appalachian history. Students read primary documents that illustrate various topics and incidents in Appalachian history, while course lectures provide an overview of the region?s historical development from the age of European colonialism to the present. Focused on the theme of people?s relationships to the land, this course primarily explores the social and cultural implications of Appalachia?s economic development.General Education: Humanities: Historical Analysis