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Stephen W. Taylor <email@example.com>
Macon State College
Specific interests in history of tourism and economic development, socioeconomic history of the American South
|Address:||Department of History and Political Science
100 College Station Drive
Macon, Georgia 31206
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Southern-Industry
List Editor for H-Southern-Industry
Review Editor for H-Southern-Industry
Reviewer for H-Amstdy
Reviewer for H-South
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Business History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
Labor History / Studies
Stephen W. Taylor
1816 Twin Pines Drive
Macon, GA 31211
Ph.D., History, University of Tennessee.
M.A., History, University of Tennessee.
B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Current Research (selected):
• The New South's New Frontier: A Social History of Economic Development in Southwestern North Carolina. University Press of Florida, 2001.
• " 'We Never Knew There Were Places We Couldn't Go': Tourism and Race Relations at Hilton Head Island " (co-authored with Margaret A. Shannon) in Richard Starnes, ed., Southern Journeys: Tourism and Culture in the South, University of Alabama Press, forthcoming.
• Plantations without Cotton: A Social History of the Georgia Peach Industry. Book-length manuscript in progress.
• "Machiavelli and Monopoly in the Mountains: Alcoa, TVA, and the Fontana Dam Site, 1933-1941." Article under revision for future publication.
• Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Macon State College
• African-American History (Georgia College and State University)
• History of the South since Reconstruction (Georgia College and State University)
• U.S. History Survey (University of Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University, Mercer University, Georgia College and State University, Gordon College, Macon State College)
• Participated in team-taught Introduction to Black Studies course (Georgia College and State University)
• Western Civilization (University of Tennessee, Mercer University)
• World Civilizations (Georgia College and State University, Macon State College)
Research, writing, and other professional activities (selected):
• Doctoral dissertation: "Building the Back of Beyond: Government Authority, Community Life and Economic Development in the Upper Little Tennessee Valley, 1880-1992." Winner, King Award for Best Dissertation in Southern History, 1995-1996. Directed by James C. Cobb.
• “Building the Back of Beyond: Horace Kephart, the National Park Service, and the Redefinition of Appalachian Identity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, 2001.
• "TVA and Images of Appalachian Community in the Fontana Dam Area, 1941-1945." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Appalachian Studies Association, 1994.
• Coordinator and Program Committee Chair, Annual Meeting of the Southern Industrialization Project, 1998.
• Moderator, Southern Industrialization Project electronic discussion list, 1997-1999.
• Assistant director of numerous "quiz bowl" tournaments, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1996-2003.
• Coach and faculty advisor, Intercollegiate Quiz Bowl Team, Middle Tennessee State University, 1998-1999.
• Coach and faculty advisor, Intercollegiate Quiz Bowl Team, Macon State College, 2002-2006.
• "A Guide to the Photographic Collections of the Tennessee Valley Authority." Computerized index, database, and user's guide for over 20,000 historic photographs and negatives owned by TVA, 1992.
• Photo Archivist, Tennessee Valley Authority Department of Cultural Resources, 1990-1992.