- First Name
- Last Name
- Schakenbach Regele
- United States
- Miami University
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- early republic United States, political economy, capitalism, business, military
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- About Me
I am an associate professor of history at Miami University, where I am also the director of the graduate studies program in history. I teach classes on early American history and the history of capitalism. My research focuses on the early national United States, particularly the confluence of economic interests, diplomacy, domestic politics, and military power.
My first book Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry, 1776-1848 examined the rise of the arms and textile industries in New England in the context of “national security capitalism.” My second book, Flowers, Guns, and Money: Joel Roberts Poinsett and the Paradoxes of American Patriotism uses the career of an influential, yet largely forgotten, statesman (and namesake for the poinsettia) to explore the economic, military and diplomatic impact of a self-interested brand of patriotism that emerged among men in power in the decades following the American Revolution.
Currently, I’m working on a new book project, tentatively titled “The Miranda Affair: A Venezuelan Patriot and the United States” which examines the role of investors, laborers, and federal officials in an attempted rebellion in the Spanish Empire in the early nineteenth century.
I am also a book reviews editor for the Journal of the Early Republic and have written about the historical constitutionality of sensible gun regulation.
- Recent Publications
Flowers, Guns, and Money: Joel Roberts Poinsett and the Paradoxes of American Patriotism (Chicago University Press, 2023).
Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry, 1776-1848 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019).
“Joel Roberts Poinsett and the Political Economy of the Nullification Crisis,” Journal of Southern History, Vol. 89, No. 3 (August 2023): 453-482.
“ ‘Confidence’: Private Correspondence in Daniel Parker’s War Department, 1811-1846,” Journal of the Early Republic 41 (Spring 2021): 39-68.
“The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Exceptionalism: 250 Years of Bostonian Political Economy and Culture,” The New England Quarterly, vol. 93, no. 2 (Jun. 2020): 238-245
“Guns for the Government: Ordnance, the Military ‘Peacetime Establishment,’ and Executive Governance in the Early Republic,” Studies in American Political Development, Vol. 34, no. 1 (April 2020): 132-147.
A New Constitutionality for Gun Regulation, 46 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 523, 530 (2019).
“Industrial Manifest Destiny: American Firearms Manufacturing and Antebellum Expansion,” Business History Review 92.1 (Spring 2018): 57–83.
“The World’s Best Carpets: Erastus Bigelow and the Financing of Antebellum Innovation,” Technology & Culture 59, no. 1 (January 2018): 126-151.
- Media Coverage
- If We Built it Today
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- United States
- Expertise by Geography
- United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 4, 5
- Expertise by Topic
- American Founding Era, Capitalism, Diplomacy, Government, Military, Politics