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Lindsay Schakenbach Regele

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele is an assistant professor of history at Miami University where she teaches the history of capitalism and the early republic United States. Her most recent article "Industrial Manifest Destiny: American Firearms Manufacturing and Antebellum Expansion," was published in Business History Review.

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What’s in a name: Joel Roberts Poinsett

By: - December 22, 2023

If people know the name Joel Roberts Poinsett today, it is likely because of the red and green poinsettia plant. In the late 1820s, while serving as the first ambassador from the U.S. to Mexico, Poinsett clipped samples of the plant known in Spanish as the “flor de nochebuena,” or flower of Christmas Eve, from […]