Henry Busby

My research centers most broadly on Gilded Age/Progressive Era U.S. history, with thematic foci on agrarian, religious, educational, and migration history. My eventual dissertation will consist of three case studies (Ionia County, MI, McLennan County, TX, and Sanpete County, UT) in which I will assess the modernization–and particularly the psychological shifts–of rural America between circa 1870 and 1920.

Year in Program: 2

Fields: United States History, International Labor and Working-Class, Migration

Advisor: Tom Summerhill

Committee: Tom Summerhill, Lisa Fine, Helen Veit, Ronen Steinberg

Research Languages: Spanish (reading), Latin (reading)

Educational Background: MA in History 2016 from University of Wyoming, BA in History 2014 from University of Memphis


Email: busbyhen@msu.edu