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First Name
Alexandra E.
Last Name
Stern
Affiliation
Stanford University
Website URL
https://history.stanford.edu/people/alexandra-e-stern
Keywords
Civil War and Reconstruction, Native American history, Indian Territory
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About Me

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University focusing on the 19th century U.S. history with particular emphasis on the Civil War and Reconstruction.  I am currently at work on a dissertation focusing on Native American experiences of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory, arguing that federal Indian policy was an essential element of the larger federal political project to reunite the fractured nation, homogenize its citizenry, and implement a free labor, private property-oriented national order. Charting the decline of Indian Territory as a result of policies designed to reconstruct Native American life and land, my research provides a fresh understanding of the ways in which Americans remade the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century and the centrality of Native people and politics to that story.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Colonialism, Government, Pedagogy, Race