Jessica Salo is a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. Her main academic interests were modern U.S. cultural and political history. In addition to her studies, she was a research assistant to historian Margaret Pugh O’Mara. Jessica plans to attend graduate school and continue her studies in American history to pursue a career as a historian.
Henry Francis Downing was an author, playwright, consul and sailor. He was born in New York City in 1846, the son of Henry and Nancy Downing. His family maintained an oyster business that had been owned by his grandfather, Thomas Downing, a well known freeman. … Read MoreHenry Francis Downing (1846-1928)