About Me: I am an early-19th-century US historian currently living in the Los Angeles region. I have been teaching history courses at the college level since 2007, both online and face-to-face, and have taught at all three public institutions of higher education in California: the community college, CSU, and UC systems. My forthcoming book, The Bank War and the Partisan Press: Newspapers, Financial Institutions, and the Post Office in Jacksonian America, published by the University Press of Kansas, is scheduled to come out in January 2019. In a broader sense, I am most interested in questions related to political history, economic history, the history of capitalism, business history, media, and the early American state. As this website demonstrates, my intellectual passions are diverse. Any opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect the views of my employers.