Pension Attorneys, Black Civil War Pensioners, and Federal Examiners; and Nicholas Trist, the Jefferson-Jackson Cohort, and American Expansion
ATLAS TIAN XU
Wilson Library Dissertation Research Fellowship
Talk: Navigating Worthiness in North Carolina: Pension Attorneys, Black Civil War Pensioners, and Federal Examiners, 1873-1910
Born and raised in northeastern China, whose local culture has been shaped by migrants from central China, Mongolia, Russia and Korea, Atlas Xu develops an academic interest in immigrant societies and the institutionalization of race. He is currently a PhD candidate in U.S. History at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where he studies the comparative history of Chinese immigrant elites and African American Civil War pensioners in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
Wilson Library Pre-Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship
Talk: Eyes West: Nicholas Trist, the Jefferson-Jackson Cohort, and American Expansion
Chase Tomlin is a doctoral candidate in the history department at Louisiana State University. His historical research is focused on the political culture of nineteenth-century American westward expansion roughly between the years 1820 and 1850. It emphasizes the life experience and political development of Nicholas Philip Trist, the sole negotiator of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican American war.
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