September 12th - 3 PM
Luke Manget "American Ginseng: How a wild plant shaped the history of the US"
Luke Manget is an Assistant Professor of History at Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia. Primarily an environmental historian, his research focuses on the history of capitalism and the environment. He has published research in Environmental History, Ohio Valley History, and the Appalachian Journal. His forthcoming book, Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia, is set to be published by the University Press of Kentucky in the spring of 2022 and is currently available for preorder.