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Civil War, American women's history, Civil War women, early American history, Allegheny Arsenal, Confederate States Laboratory, Washington Arsenal, Jackson Arsenal
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About Me

I have been studying the Civil War since the age of 8. I earned my bachelor of arts in history from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2007, and my master of arts with a focus on public history from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009. I have completed internships and volunteered at such places as Senator John Heinz Regional History Center, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Special Collections, Somerset County Historical Society, and West Overton Village.  In graduate school, I wrote a paper about women who worked and died in arsenals during the Civil War, which has become the basis of my book in progess, “In the Midst of Youth and Beauty: Women in Civil War Arsenals. ” I hope to have this published within the next year or two.

While I don’t consider myself an expert in those areas, I also enjoy reading early American history in general, Native American history, Irish history, and British royal history.

I also have done many years of Civil War living history,  so I know a good deal about fashions and lifestyles of the period.

Recent Publications

As stated, I hope to have my book “In the Midst of Youth and Beauty” published within the next year or two.  However, I am always looking for places to publish my work.  Most recently, I contributed to a biographical sketch of the suffragist Laura Poe Uppercu Newton with Lisa Hendrickson for what will become “Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States” under Thomas Dublin, et al.  This is set to be published in 2020 or 2021.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Libraries & Archives, Public History, Women