Faculty and Staff

History

Ariel Ron

Glenn M. Linden Assistant Professor of the U.S. Civil War Era
Civil War and Reconstruction
Early America

University of California-Berkeley, Ph.D., 2012, University of Maryland-College Park, B.A., 2000
Dallas Hall Room 58-C
214-768-4043
aron@smu.edu

Links: https://smu.academia.edu/ArielRon

EDUCATION

University of California-Berkeley, Ph.D., 2012
University of Maryland-College Park, B.A., 2000

COURSES

HIST 3310-001 | Problems in American History: Causes of the Civil War
HIST 3310-003 | Problems in American History: Politics of Land & Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century America

RESEARCH
Book manuscript-in-progress
• “Grassroots Leviathan: How Northern Farmers Summoned the State in a Slaveholding Republic” Articles
• “Summoning the State: Northern Farmers and the Transformation of American Politics in the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” forthcoming in the Journal of American History
• “Scientific Agriculture & the Agricultural State: Farmers, Capitalism & Government in the Late Nineteenth Century,” forthcoming in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
• “Henry Carey’s Rural Roots: ‘Scientific Agriculture’ and Economic Development in the Antebellum North,” Journal of the History of Economic Thought (June 2015)
Book reviews
• Adam Wesley Dean, An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era (UNC 2015), in the Journal of American History (March 2016)
• Gregory Cushman, Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History (Cambridge 2013), in the Journal of American History (June 2014)

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
• Postdoctoral fellow | Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions | 2014-2016
• Visiting Research Associate | McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania | 2013-2014
• Postdoctoral Fellows | Program in Early American Economy and Society, Library Company of Philadelphia | 2012-2014
• James H. Kettner Prize (best dissertation) | History Department, University of California-Berkeley | 2012
• Dissertation Fellowship | Program in Early American Economy and Society, Library Company of Philadelphia | 2010
• Grant-in-aid | Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library | 2010
• Research Fellowship | Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, New-York Historical Society | 2010
• Hoosier-Clio Prize (best undergraduate thesis) | History Department, University of Maryland-College Park | 2000