Nicholas Blood

Nicholas Blood


BA in History, West Virginia University, 2012

Research Interests

Comparative Labor History
American Marxist and Social Democratic Movements

Dissertation Topic


Faculty Advisors

Allen Tullos


My research focus is on the long-term development of political and economic inequality in U.S. history, particularly across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the U.S. became a mass production society and the large corporation emerged as an important institution in the organization of American political and economic life. I am also interested in placing the history of organized labor within the context of American democratization, by combining a top-down view of the evolution of power distribution in America with a bottom-up approach to the American labor movement¿s discursive political engagement, as its various strands registered and addressed these changes in American political economy.