Richard Nation specializes in the social and cultural history of the rural Midwest. His research is focused on the state of Indiana. He is currently at work on a history of vigilantism and lynching in that state from the Civil War to World War I.
Professor Nation teaches a wide variety of classes, from the Age of Jackson to the Old South and American environmental history.
HIST 123 The United States to 1877
HIST 416 American Environmental History
HIST 541 The United States, 1825–1860: Ferment and Reform