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First Name
Last Name
Cape Fear Community College
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Early America, British Atlantic, Early Modern Scotland, Family and Kinship, Migration, Loyalism, early North Carolina, genealogy and family history, 18th century US, 19th century US, environmental history, agriculture, slavery, deathways, disease, mourning culture
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About Me

I am historian, writer, and educator working on the history of the family in early America and the Atlantic world. I specialize in Scottish migration to North Carolina in the eighteenth century with an emphasis on family and kinship networks. My PhD research explored this topic in order to better understand how Scottish families contributed to the development of colonial North Carolina.

My current teaching position is Lecturer in History at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC where I primarily teach early American History.

I also consult with local history organizations and individual clients on family history and genealogy research related projects.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Early America, United States, Scotland
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, North America, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Revolution, American Founding Era, Environment, Family, Gender, Local & Regional, Medicine, Migration & Immigration, Women