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Biography

I am a historian of the nineteenth-century United States. My works uses approaches from environmental history to study topics that have traditionally been the focus of business or economic history. My first book-length project was a study of the history of meatpacking and ranching in the United States.

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, Harvard University

Keywords

  • American history
  • Environmental history
  • Business history
  • American west
  • 19th century
  • Economic history

Research Output 2011 2017

  • 4 Article
  • 2 Encyclopaedia / Dictionary Entry
  • 2 Letter

"For the future in the distance": Cattle trailing, social conflict, and the development of Ellsworth, Kansas

Specht, J. A., Jul 2017, In : Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains. 40, 2, p. 104-119 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Animal history after its triumph: Unexpected animals, evolutionary approaches, and the animal lens

Specht, J. A., 1 Jul 2016, In : History Compass. 14, 7, p. 326-336 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The rise, fall, and rebirth of the Texas Longhorn: An evolutionary history

Specht, J. A., Mar 2016, In : Environmental History. 21, 2, p. 343-363 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A failure to prohibit: New York City's underground bob veal trade

Specht, J. A., 2013, In : Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. 12, 4, p. 475 - 501 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

American Economic Association and the new economics

Specht, J. A., 2013, The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic history. Oxford University Press, p. 40 - 42 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOther