Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Senator John Heinz History Center
Website URL
American history, public history, museums, Pittsburgh, western Pennsylvania, popular culture, mass amusements, technology, industrial innovation, steamboat industry, saloons, temperance, regional identity
Additional Contact Information
Any contacts related directly to the activity of my institutional affiliation must go through the Communications Division at the Senator John Heinz History Center. I can comment on background as it relates to regional and national historical issues outside the realm of my institutional affiliation.

Personal Info

About Me
Recent Publications

“No Attempt at Concealment: Pittsburgh’s Black Market Meat Scandal Revealed in the Ray Sprigle Papers.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, upcoming October 2018

“‘Speak Easy, Boys! Speak Easy’ Exploring the role of women in Pittsburgh’s Nineteenth-Century Alcohol Trade,” Western Pennsylvania History, Spring 2018.

“The Return of a Rebellious Spirit: Distilling and Heritage Tourism in Southwestern Pennsylvania,” Craft Beverages and Tourism, Volume 1 / The Rise of Breweries and Distilleries in the United States, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

“We Can Do It! WWII,” Western Pennsylvania History, Spring 2015.

“Regards to all My Friends,” Western Pennsylvania History, Spring 2015.

“Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia,” Western Pennsylvania History, Spring 2014.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Early Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Food History, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Technology, Urban History, World War II