Editorial Board

wuertenberg-bio-picNathan Wuertenberg, Executive Editor and Founder, is currently a doctoral candidate at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is conducting research for a doctoral dissertation on the 1775 American invasion of Quebec, entitled “Divided We Stand: The American War for Independence, the 1775 Quebec Campaign, and the Rise of Nations in the Twilight of Colonial Empires.” He received his MA in history from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and his BA in history and Spanish from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He recently contributed a chapter to the two-volume series Violence in American Popular Culture entitled “From Knights to Knights-Errant: The Evolution of Westerns through Portrayals of Violence.” He can be contacted here and followed on Twitter at @nwuertenberg.

horne-bio-pictureWilliam Horne, Executive Editor, is a PhD candidate at The George Washington University researching the relationship of race to labor, freedom, and capitalism in post-Civil War Louisiana. His research interests include systems of power revolving around concepts of race, labor, identity, carcerality, capitalism, pedagogy, religion, the state, and empire. He is a former high school teacher, barista, and warehouse worker and is an avid home gardener. His dissertation, “Carceral State: Baton Rouge and its Plantation Environs Across Emancipation,” examines the ways in which white supremacy and capitalism each depended on restricting black freedom in the aftermath of slavery. He can be contacted here and followed on Twitter at @wihorne.

foley-bio-picTom Foley, Activism Editor, is a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University where he is writing a dissertation on on the rise of the hydrocarbon economy and its effect on ecology and politics in mid-nineteenth century Pennsylvania.  His research interests include public digital history, slavery, the Civil War, and energy transitions.  He has contributed to the Georgetown Slavery Archive (SlaveryArchive.Georgetown.edu) and has also written for the Journal of the Civil War Era and Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal.  He has earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Villanova University.  Before pursuing graduate studies, Tom worked as an amusement park costume character, legislative researcher, park ranger, and mover. He can be contacted here.

young-bio-picCory James Young, Media Editor, is a History PhD candidate and graduate student worker at Georgetown University. He received his MA at Georgetown and BA at SUNY Geneseo in Western New York. Before moving to D.C., Young taught eighth grade Social Studies and English in his hometown of Pittsford, New York. His research focuses on slavery, abolition, and migration in the northern United States, and he is in the planning stages of a dissertation that will examine the fates of Central Pennsylvania’s enslaved and slaveholding families in the wake of gradual abolition. He can be contacted here and followed on Twitter at @coryjamesyoung.