Dr. Mann's current research is focused on subsistence and Civil War in the Appalachian South. Issues central to this research are: gender and farming, hunting and animals, guerrilla warfare and neighborhoods, the coming of mining and timbering, and the rise of a Progressive leadership. Questions of historical memory in a subliterate Appalachian society are also relevant. He also begun a project on Appalachian hunters and folkloric images of animals.
nineteenth century American history, Appalachian, Civil War, Western mining communities