Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Announcing: New Equine History Project

I am an historian by training, preference, and profession. I've been looking for a good research project for a little while - something with the right mix of potential and possibility, something I can accomplish and remain interested in.

The longer I've lived in Vermont, the more amazed I am that no one has researched and written a good history of the first Morgan horse, Figure.

So, here we go. If you'd like to follow along on my research and writing adventures, follow the new blog: Figuring History. I'll talk about American history, equine history, politics, genetics, exceptionalism, the horse-human relationship, economics, early print, and so much more.

I will only occasionally update on the project on this blog, so if it's something you'd like to follow I encourage you to check out the other blog.


  1. Okay, this is awesome. Another history fan, here! Following! :)

    1. Thank you! I am having fun with it so far, another research appointment scheduled tonight. :)

  2. Love this! as a historian turned book editor, this is right up my alley! please let me if you ever want to pitch a book!

  3. Thank you, that's very kind! I think I'm quite a ways away yet but I will keep your offer in mind. Keep an eye on the blog as I plan on really digging in to various questions and vetting some early writing over there.


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