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.