Chris Fobare earned a PhD in American history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on late nineteenth and early twentieth century political ideologies, third party movements, and state-building. He is particularly interested in the question of periodization and its impact on both professional and popular historical narratives of Reconstruction, the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.


My research focuses on the American nation's transition from an agricultural to an industrial political economy, particularly the ways in which race, class, and gender influenced changing definitions of citizenship across the temporal boundaries of Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era.  For more information about my current projects, click here.



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