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Penn State
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U. S. West; Military, Indian Wars, Civil War, Reconstruction
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I am a historian of the Civil War era, specializing in the region of the American West. My dissertation, “Agents of Empire: The U.S. Army, Native Americans, and the Civil War in the Making of the American West,” asks how the nineteenth-century U.S. Army understood its long-term mission of expanding national sovereignty in the American West—over contested territory and the Native peoples who lived there—in relation to its role in the tumultuous events of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
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American Civil War, Colonialism, Military