Meg Meneghel MacDonald is an independent historian and writer in Seattle, Washington. She holds a Ph.D. in American history and American studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, and specializes in nineteenth-century women’s and social history. MacDonald was awarded a Historical Documents Editing Fellowship by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and spent a year at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers Project, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. There she was editorial assistant on volume 3 of The Stanton/Anthony Papers, National Protection for National Citizens, 1873 to 1880: The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2003). She is the author of articles on women’s history and the history profession, including “History From the Bottom Up: On Reproducing Professional Culture in Graduate Education,” Journal of American History 81:3 (December 1994).
Robert Bogle Sign, Philadelphia Image Ownership: Public Domain Entrepreneur Robert Bogle was the first of many African American caterers who served nineteenth-century Philadelphia’s white elite. Born in 1774, the 1810 federal census shows Bogle and five members of his family in Philadelphia’s South Ward, where … Read MoreRobert Bogle (1774-1848)