Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Independent scholar writing history for general audience. PhD from Iowa State University. American history.
Website URL
history, United States, beer, craft beer, brewing industry, alcohol, meat, beef, cattle, hogs, meatpackers, poultry
Additional Contact Information
Available. Twitter = @maureenogle

Personal Info

About Me

American historian. Escapee from academia writing for a general audience.


Four books, histories of (in order of publication): 19th century household plumbing, Key West, beer, meat.

Op-eds in Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.

Multiple interviews on radio, tv, podcasts; appearances in many documentaries. They’re listed on my site, as are links to and details about my published work. And info about the book I’m writing now (focuses on beer/alcohol)

I’m an entertaining and informative source. If I do say so myself. Thanks for reading.

Recent Publications

Ambitious Brew: A History of American Beer, revised edition, 2019.

Media Coverage
See my website for details.
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Economic History, Food History, Migration & Immigration, Rural & Agrarian History, Technology, Urban History