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Matthew D. Harris

Major Field

United States Diplomatic History

Minor Fields

Latin American History, Early American History, and Nineteenth-Century U.S. History


James Siekmeier

Research Interests

Mr. Harris studies the ways in which Afro-Indigenous people struggle with identity and agency against centralized governments.

Courses Taught
  • HIST 152: Growth of the American Nation to 1865
  • HIST 153: Making of Modern America since 1865

"Condemning Colonization: Abraham Lincoln's Rejected Proposal for a Central American Colony," The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 8 (Spring 2018): 47-66.

Book Review: From the Halls of the Montezumas: Mexican War Dispatches from James L. Feaner, Writing Under the Pen Name, "Mustang", edited by Alan D. Gaff and Donald H. Gaff. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2019. On Point: The Journal of Army History. (September 2020).