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- United States
- NC North Carolina
- 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
- “Never Out and Never Over: Good Times at the Bijou,” Salt Magazine (March 2020)
- “Thistle Among the Pines: Flora MacDonald and the Highland Scots of the Cape Fear,” Salt Magazine (December 2019)
- “Emigration as Epidemic: Perspectives on the Eighteenth-century Scottish Highlands,” Nursing Clio (February 2019). Web.
- “Whose Milk? Changing US Attitudes toward Maternal Breastfeeding,” Nursing Clio (September 2018). Web.
- Interview: “Highland Charge: Scots in the Cape Fear,” Cape Fear Unearthed Podcast, February 27, 2020.
- 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