Connie L. Lester

Connie L. Lester, Ph.D.

  • , History, UCF College of Arts & Humanities
    Program Director, RICHES (Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences and Stories of Central Florida)
  • Email: Connie.Lester@ucf.edu
  • Phone: 407-823-0261
  • Office Hours: 3:00-4:30, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Campus Location: CNH415D
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Education

  • Ph.D. from University of Tennessee (1998)

Research Interests

Modern South, agricultural, environmental and economic history

Recent Research Activities

Connie L. Lester is the author of Up From the Mudsills of Hell: The Farmers' Alliance, Populism, and Progressive Agriculture in Tennessee, 1870-1915 (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2006) and several articles and essays including: "Lucille Thornburgh: I had to be right pushy'" in Tennessee Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, ed. Beverly Bond and Sarah Wilkerson-Freeman, (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009). "Populist Scholarship as a Survey of American Political and Social Change," essay for "Agricultural History Roundtable on Populism" with Robert C. McMath, Jr., Peter H. Argersinger, Connie L. Lester, Michael F. Magliari, and Walter Nugent Agricultural History Volume 82, No. 1 (Winter 2008): 10-16."Balancing Agriculture with Industry: Capital, Labor and the Public Good in Mississippi's Home-Grown New Deal," Journal of Mississippi History. Volume 70, no. 3 (fall, 2008). She has been editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly since 2005. She is editing the Civil War diaries of Lucy Virginia French and is working on a book-length manuscript on Mississippi economic development in the twentieth century.


Selected Publications

Books

  • Up from the Mudsills of Hell: The Farmers' Alliance, Populism, And Progressive Agriculture in Tennessee, 1870-1915 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006).

Articles/Essays

  • "Balancing Agriculture with Industry: Capital, Labor, and the Public Good in Mississippi's Home-Grown New Deal," Journal of Mississippi History, Volume 70 (Fall 2008), 235-263.
  • "Populist Scholarship as a Survey of American Political and Social Change," essay for "Agricultural History Roundtable on Populism" with Robert C. McMath, Jr., Peter H. Argersinger, Connie L. Lester, Michael F. Magliari, and Walter Nugent. Agricultural History Volume 82, No. 1 (Winter 2008): 10-16.
  • "Let Us Be Up and Doing: Women in the Tennessee Movement for Agrarian Reform, 1870-1892." Tennessee Historical Quarterly 54, Summer 1995, 80-97.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Planting the Seeds of Racial Equality: Floridas Independent Black Farmers and the Modern Civil Rights Era, in Old South, New South, or Down South: Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement, Irvin D.S. Winsboro, editor (Charleston: University of West Virginia Press, 2009), 113-133.
  • "Lucille Thornburgh: I had to be right pushy'" in Tennessee Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, ed. Beverly Bond and Sarah Wilkerson-Freeman, (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009).

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2021.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81686 AMH3370 Capitalism & Democracy in Us Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable
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93094 AMH6429 Sem in Commun & Local History Face to Face Instruction (P) M 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable
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No courses found for Summer 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
21078 AMH5636 Colloq in Us Environmental Hst Face to Face Instruction (P) M 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
19500 ENG4832 Scholarly Editing & Publishing Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90624 AMH3370 Capitalism & Democracy in Us Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: Dec 6, 2018