Jonathan Merritt Nash

Jonathan Merritt Nash

Contact Information:
Office: Richarda N5
Phone: 320 363 5255
E-mail:[email protected]

Educational Information:
Ph.D: University at Albany, SUNY 
M.A: University at Albany, SUNY
B.A:  Xavier University

John Yoakam award, 2018

Courses Taught:

FYS/Honors 100 & 101: First Year Seminar
HIST 152: Liberty, Empire, and Faith in U.S. History
HIST 295C: Struggle For Freedom 
HIST 350:  Sex and Power in Early America
HIST 355:  Slavery in the Atlantic World
HIST 395A: Interpreting the American Revolution

Academic Interests:
Early America; Early U.S. Republic; American Revolution; Atlantic World; history of childhood; crime and punishment in the antebellum United States.

My research focuses on the emergence of imprisonment as a form of punishment in the United States and on the nation's first prisoners.  I am beginning a new project that analyzes attempts to confine and reform wayward children in the early United States. 

“Practicing Benedictine Values to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment,”Headwaters 30 (2017): 223-241.

“‘The Prison Has Failed’: The New York State Prison, In the City of New York, 1797-1828,”New York History 98.1 (2017): 71-89.

“‘This Scourge Of Confinement’: James Morton’s Experiences of Incarceration in the Antebellum United States,”Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography 139 (April 2015): 109-134.