Jacob T. Wood
- Ph.D, University of Kentucky (ongoing)
- M.A., University of South Florida, 2016
- B.A., University of South Florida, 2014
After having passed my Qualifying Exam in September, 2020, I have begun researching the role that political party shifting and party defection played in the creation of nineteenth century political systems. I am currently engaging with contemporary newspapers from the 1840s to place these party defections in the context of the partisan press.
Provided historical research and context for the “1864 Presidential Election: A Hands on Experience in Civic Engagement,” June 2019, Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition: Kentucky Historical Society.
Forthcoming: Benjamin T. Arrington. The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of
1880, in Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.
Mark Cheathem, Coming of Democracy: Presidential Campaigning in the Age of Jackson, in
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Vol 118, No. 1 (Winter 2020).