Hello! My name is Nicholas Yialiades, and I am a junior at Keene State. I am a triple major studying history, English, and secondary education. I grew up locally in Hinsdale, NH, where I continue to live.
I have always been intrigued by the politics of the Antebellum Period, and am interested in further researching how these political divisions came about and how they contributed to the Civil War. The focus of my research this semester will be to look specifically at the politics of the 1850s, with special consideration given to the ways in which these political views were both influenced and covered by the media. As I research, I will use New Hampshire as a case study of how these national political issues played out at the state and local levels.