Though while technically being forced to create this blog, I am reluctantly optimistic that this will better educate me in the art of blog. According to nearly every definition of the terms, I am technologically illiterate. Yet, I hope that at least my humble words will find an audience worthy (really, willing will do) to peruse my thoughts, reactions and errors in judgment.
I suppose an introduction is in order:
My name is Jeremy Land (my last name is really that simple, yet most people fail to spell it correctly – no explanation). I am currently a graduate student in the history department at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. I am considered a PhD student but at times I feel I am undeserving of the title. Still, borderline poverty aside, my ultimate goal is obtain the title “Dr. Land” and force undergrads to call me that until I hit a mid-life crisis where I believe it makes me sound old and decrepit. I completed both my bachelor and master degrees at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. If you haven’t heard of it, you haven’t watched college football since 2006.
My main area of research is the role of economics in colonial America (mostly British America that is) and the American Revolution. I truly believe focusing on economics is the best way to cut through the complexity of the human experience and find common ground that everyone everywhere share.
Ultimately, my goal is to find my way into a tenured position at a university that is highly respected. If someone, anyone, ever happens across this post and wonders, “Hey, my department could use a guy like that,” then please contact me… My mind IS for sale.