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Dr. Charles Aiken

Specialties: rural, North America, American South


Charles Aiken’s teaching interests are primarily in rural geography and regional geography, with emphasis on the American South. A versatile scholar, he has studied the agricultural changes which have come with the decline of King Cotton; the changes in rural settlement patterns resulting from the civil rights era and the Great Society programs; and the landscape of imagination in the works of southern writers. Aiken is a past president of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers. His book The Cotton Plantation South Since the Civil War was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1998.

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 Dr. Charles Aiken
Ph.D., Univ. of Georgia
418 Burchfiel Geography Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-0925
Phone: (865) 974-6077