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My writing and scholarship has focused on United States History during the 1920s, including work on Warren G. Harding and the 1920s' economy.
Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding's Scandalous Legacy is a study of the public memory of President Warren Harding. I start with the pivotal 1920 presidential election and Harding's Front Porch Campaign focusing on it as shaping a narrative around small town America as "normalcy." From there I look at the Harding scandals and trace their use and misuse up to the Clinton Administration.
Crash! How the Economic Boom and Bust of the 1920s Worked is an overview of the boom and bust of the 1920s economy culminating in the 1929 stock market crash and the New Deal response. I look at changes driven by technology, industrialization, and speculation.
I've also included links to essays I've written for a general audience in addition to my essays on Substack.
The Trading Floor of the New York Stock Exchange, 1930 Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34091716