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First Name
Alyssa Toby
Last Name
George Mason University
Website URL
disaster studies, public history, digital history
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About Me

Alyssa has a PhD in American history with minor fields in digital humanities and public history. Her dissertation, “‘With All Her Sad Disasters, What Do We See in this City?’: Reconstruction, Race, and the Politics of Disaster in Richmond, 1870-1918,” examines three disasters that occurred in Richmond in 1870 and uses them as a lens to understand the history of the city in the Reconstruction era.¬†She works as a digital scholarship librarian.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
Libraries & Archives, Museums, Public History