July 2017 in the Great Dismal Swamp

I was accompanied by Fred Wurster, hydrologist with the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Suffolk, VA. It was early July and although there was a faint wind, once we entered the thick brush of the swamp, the biting flies began to attack us. Fred, being a kind person, lent me his bug coat … Continue reading July 2017 in the Great Dismal Swamp

#OAH18

This was my first OAH and I'd always heard great things about this conference gathering. I was fortunate enough to have two panels accepted and I was able to present on one ("Forms of Freedom") as graduate students can only be on one panel at a time per meeting. I saw many historians receive awards … Continue reading #OAH18

#Leeds

With a colleague at Leeds Beckett University and a local historian the Lord Mayor of Leeds hosted us today at Leeds Civic Hall where we discussed ways to commemorate the life of abolitionist George D. Thompson. Thompson was the amanuensis for Moses Grandy's narrative of enslavement. Thompson's antislavery work is important to my dissertation research. … Continue reading #Leeds

Douglas C. North’s Economic History of the United States-Notes

Douglas C. North’s The Economic Growth of the United States: 1790-1860 takes on the complex interpretive task of synthesizing historic economic data into an intelligible history of America’s economic growth during the period under investigation. The study “is based on the proposition that United States growth was the evolution of a market economy where the … Continue reading Douglas C. North’s Economic History of the United States-Notes