Jessica M. Lepler

Jessica M. Lepler

Jessica M. Lepler is an associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire. Her first book, The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis (2013), won the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic's James Broussard Best First Book Prize. She is currently researching and writing a book tentatively entitled "The Lawyer Imperfect: Aaron Haight Palmer and the Culture of Commercial Expansionism in Nineteenth-Century America."

Lectures

  • A Man, a Plan, and a Canal Contract: An American's Attempt to Build an Interoceanic Canal in the 1820s
  • "The American and Foreign Agency": Profit and a Prophet of American Commercial Expansionism
  • The Declaration of Dependence: Voluntary Annexation, Salvadoran Statehood, and the Monroe Doctrine
  • The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis
  • "Le D√©rangement des Affaires Commerciales": New Orleans and Panic in 1837
  • The Panic-less Panic: The Strange Career of the Panic of 1837
  • The Case of the Leaky Clerk: Commercial Information, Confidence, and the Panic of 1837