Field: Colonial Atlantic World, Germans in America, Pietism, Migrations, and Family History

Contact Info:
2111 JFSB
(801) 422​-6138​

Current Classes:
  • ​Hist 217: Family HIstoria​n's Craft
  • Hist 378: History of American Families

Classes Taught:

  • Hist 220: U.S. Through 1877
  • Hist 221: U.S. Since 1877
  • Hist 281: Southern U.S. Family History Research
  • Hist 365: American South
  • Hist 378: History of the American Family
  • Hist 496R: Academic Internship: Family, Local, and Social History

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Karen Auman is Assistant Professor of History at BYU. Her research focuses on Germans in the colonial Atlantic world, religion on the American frontiers, migrations and families. She is currently working on a manuscript based upon her PhD dissertation entitl​ed The Good Forest: Settlement and Community in Trustee Georgia. The book centers on the lives of the Salzburg exiles who settled Georgia in the mid-eighteenth century with the support of British and German philanthropy, and examines the interwoven themes of colonization, charity, and transatlantic religious networks.​

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