Welcome to my Public History blog! I originally created this bog when I was enrolled in American University’s Public History program for History 677 “History and New Media.” I graduated from American in May 2016 with a Masters in History, writing a thesis on Alexander “Boss” Shepherd. Though most of the posts here are from my student days, I occasionally post my random musings on history here.
I’m originally from Washington, D.C., and received a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. I wrote my senior honors thesis on Andrew Jackson’s election, and my historical interest is the U.S. from roughly the Revolutionary Period through the Civil War. I currently work at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington D.C., a non-profit historic site where Abraham Lincoln spent 1/4 quarter of his Presidency, including the summer and fall of 1862 when he drafted the Emancipation Proclamation.
You can follow me on twitter @zachhistory.