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Lou Ann Lange

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Assistant Professor of History
279 Bertrand H. Snell Hall
Phone: 315-268-3975

A.B., Washington University of St. Louis
A.M., Brown University
Ph.D., Queen's University (Kingston, ON)

Courses Taught
  • The Civil War
  • Bomb Culture: America and the Cold War, 1945-1955
  • World War I in History and Literature
  • America, 1815-1850
Scholarly Interests
I am interested in the published accounts of travelers to the trans-Mississippi "borderlands" in the first two decades of the 19th century. In particular, I am interested in why people chose to tackle this difficult terrain, what they expected to do or find, and how the experience of travel itself unhinged their expectations. I am also interested in assessing the social texture of this "borderlands" region and how travelers constructed it for their readers.

Participant, NEH-funded Summer Institute on Travel Literature: Theory and Works, at the Newberry Library in Chicago.