Colton Adkisson

Graduate Assistant




Area of research specialization: Internal Improvements, Environment, and Technology in the Antebellum South. Specifically focused on the usage of U.S. government snag boats on the western rivers and their economic and social impact.

Conference Presentations:

“Snags, Sawyers, and Shifting Opinion: The Usage and Response to Snagboats on the Arkansas River from 1800-1860,” Agricultural History Conference, 2017.

“Changing Wilderness” Southern Historical Conference, Phi Alpha Theta Panel, 2016.

Arkansas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conferences in 2014, 2015, and 2016.


MA, Arkansas State University, 2017
BA, Arkansas State University, 2015