Richard F. Nation

A photo of Richard Nation


History and Philosophy; Environmental Science and Society (ENVI) Interdisciplinary Program

701P Pray-Harrold


[email protected]


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • MA, University of Michigan
  • BA, Wesleyan University

Interests and Expertise

  • 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

Publications and Presentations