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  • Jessica Lepler is an associate professor of history. In 2013, Cambridge University Press published Professor Lepler’s first book, The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis. It was a co-winner of the James H. Broussard Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and named a finalist for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize. Professor Lepler earned her B.A. in history and religious traditions of the West from Newcomb College of Tulane University. As an undergraduate, she also studied at Mansfield College, Oxford University. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. The Society of American Historians awarded her doctoral dissertation the 2008 Allan Nevins Prize. She has also been the recipient of a Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society, a Dissertation Fellowship from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in Early American Economy and Society, a John E. Rovensky Dissertation Fellowship in Business History, and a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to her arrival at UNH in 2008, Professor Lepler was a visiting assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University. Professor Lepler teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the history of early America with a particular emphasis on the culture of capitalism. She offers courses on the Early American Republic, American Intellectual History, the Emergence of Industrial America, Capitalism in the Long Nineteenth Century, and the History of Animals. Professor Lepler serves on the History Department’s Graduate Committee and on the UNH Graduate School Council. She is a co-founder of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Second-Book Writers’ Workshop, currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians. Professor Lepler is currently researching and writing a book about nineteenth-century commercial expansionism.
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    Teaching Activities

  • Dir Read/Early American Hist Taught course 2019
  • History of American Thought Taught course 2019
  • Research Sem Early Amer Hist Taught course 2019
  • Dir Read/Early American Hist Taught course 2018
  • History of Early America Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Sem/Capitalism Taught course 2018
  • Emergence Industrial America Taught course 2018
  • Readings Early American Hist Taught course 2018
  • History of Early America Taught course 2017
  • History of the Early Republic Taught course 2017
  • Expl/History of Animals Taught course 2017
  • Intro to Historical Thinking Taught course 2017
  • History of American Thought Taught course 2016
  • Sem/Amer Culture, Capitalism Taught course 2016
  • Dir Read/Early American Hist Taught course 2015
  • Expl Hist/Animal History Taught course 2015
  • History of the Early Republic Taught course 2015
  • Emergence Industrial America Taught course 2014
  • History of the Early Republic Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. History, Tulane University
  • B.A. Religious Studies, Tulane University
  • M.A. History, Brandeis University
  • Ph.D. History, Brandeis University
  • Full Name

  • Jessica Lepler