Dissertation Topic: Community and Market Development in the Antebellum Midwestern Hinterlands
Major professor: Dr. Jeff Bremer
Expected date of graduation: May 2019
Area of research specialization: 19th-Century U.S.
“The Local Agricultural Press’ Role in Building the Economy in Northern Illinois, 1841-1842.” Agricultural History Society Annual Conference, New York, NY (June 2016).
“The Illinois and Fox Rivers: The Crossroads of an Economic Struggle, 1833-1852.” Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, IL (September 2014).
“A Prologue to Violence: The 1854 Election Day Riot in St. Louis.” Windy City Graduate Conference, UIC, Chicago, IL (October 2014).
“Market Development in the Lower Fox Valley River Region, 1833-1852.” History Graduate Student Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, IL (November 2013).
- MA, Northern Illinois University, 2015
BS, Northern Illinois University, 2013
- Selected Publications
- “‘I For One Am Ready To Do My Part’: The Initial Motivations That Inspired Men From Northern Illinois to Enlist in the U. S. Army, 1861-1862,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 105, no. 4 (2012): 313-32.
“Boosterism,” in Alexandra Kindell (ed.), World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio), forthcoming.
Review of Cynthia Clampitt, Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U. S. Heartland, in Michigan Historical Review, forthcoming.