When? Where?THATCamp Bay Area 2011 is happening Sat & Sun 22-23 October at Google in Mountain View, CA.
I am finishing a doctoral dissertation in American political history entitled, "Developing the Country: 'Scientific Agriculture' and the Roots of the Republican Party." My research looks at how structural change in the antebellum agricultural economy led northeastern farmers into a political party typically associated with manufacturers, contributing to our understanding of Civil War causation, the political economy of industrialization, and American state formation. I have used many many digital sources in this project.