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James J. Rick

Ph.D. Student (ABD)

Advisor: Charles McGovern
Current Research: Nineteenth-Century US, Capitalism, Technology


Jim received his B.A. in History and Anthropology from Butler University in 2015. He received his M.A. in History from the College of William and Mary in 2017.

His dissertation research explores the use and innovation of farm machines in the nineteenth-century American Midwest. The social, intellectual, and cultural histories of capitalism, technology, labor, and agriculture are all of relevant topical interest to that project.