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Fireside Chat: Grassroots Leviathan (Ariel Ron)

Ariel Ron is the Glenn M. Linden Assistant Professor of the US Civil War Era at Southern Methodist University. He focuses on the interplay of politics and economics in nineteenth-century America. Dr. Ron has published several articles in scholarly venues such as the Journal of American History and his book, Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic, forthcoming from the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia from Johns Hopkins University Press in November 2020. His research has been supported by the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions, the Cornell Society for the Humanities, and the Library of Congress’s Kluge Center. He earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ron was a PEAES Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia in 2008 and 2012.

This chat originally aired at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020.

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