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Dan S. Pierce <email@example.com>
UNC - Asheville
History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
History of Logging in Southern Applachian Region
Hisotry of Moonshining in S.S. Region
History of Stock Car Racing
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-NC
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Daniel (Dan) S. Pierce
18 Holly Hill Dr.
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
Higher Ed. B.S. Education – Western Carolina University, 1978
M.A. History – University of Alabama, 1988
Ph.D. History – University of Tennessee, 1995
Work Associate Professor and Chair of History – University of North Carolina at Asheville
Teaching Appalachian History, Environmental History, Southern History, Foreign Relations of the U.S., North Carolina History, both halves of the U.S. History Survey, and 20th Century U.S. History
Nominated for teaching award in 2001-2002; 2002-2003; 2003-2004.
Books The Great Smokies: From Natural Habitat to National Park (University of Tennessee Press, 2000)
Articles "’Bib Overalls and Bad Teeth’: Stock Car Racing and the Piedmont Working Class" in Atlanta History. Fall 2004.
“The Road to Nowhere: Tourism Development vs. Environmentalism in the Great Smoky Mountains" in Southern Journeys: Tourism and the New South (University of Alabama Press, 2003).
"Logging in the Great Smoky Mountains," 35-page booklet published by the Great Smoky Mountains Association. July, 2003.
“The Most Southern Sport on Earth: NASCAR and the Unions,” Southern Cultures, Summer 2001.
“The Barbarism of the Huns: Family and Community Removal in the Establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring/Summer 1998.
Articles on Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Anne Davis, Governor Austin Peay, Bristol Speedway in The Encyclopedia of Tennessee History and Culture (Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1998).
Encyclopedia articles on Great Smoky Mountains and southern stock car racing in The Encyclopedia of Appalachia, The New Georgia Encyclopedia, The South Carolina Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Alabama, and The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.
Consulting “The Golden Era of Stock Car Racing, 1936-1971.” Stonebridge Productions. Consultant and on-camera appearance. 2006.
"Mountain Thunder: The History of Stock Car Racing in Buncombe County, North Carolina." A program sponsored by the Buncombe County Library System consisting of seven community programs and a thirty-page booklet. Summer 2003.
"Pops: The Curtis Turner Story." Stonebridge Productions, 2003. Consultant and on-camera appearance.
"The Mystery of George Masa." Bonesteel Films, 2002. Consultant and on-camera appearance.
"Speed and Spirit: NASCAR in America." Proposed museum exhibit at Atlanta History Center in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution. History consultant, 1998-2001.
Research Interests - Environmentalism and the Environment in the Southern Appalachian Region; Stock Car Racing/NASCAR History; Southern and Southern Appalachian Culture; and Race Relations in the South.