Jessica M. Lepler

Phone: (603) 862-3146
Office: History, Horton SSC Rm 406, Durham, NH 03824
Jessica Lepler


  • Ph.D., History, Brandeis University
  • M.A., History, Brandeis University
  • B.A., History, Tulane University
  • B.A., Religious Studies, Tulane University

Research Interests

  • Intersection between culture, capitalism, and diplomacy in the nineteenth century

Courses Taught

  • HIST 405: History of Early America
  • HIST 498: Expl/History of Animals
  • HIST 500: Intro to Historical Thinking
  • HIST 606: History of the Early Republic
  • HIST 612: Emergence Industrial America
  • HIST 621: History of American Thought
  • HIST 690: Sem/Capitalism
  • HIST 695: Independent Study
  • HIST 939: Readings Early American Hist
  • HIST 997: Dir Read/Early American Hist

Selected Publications

Lepler, J. M. (2018). Exeter’s Declaration of Independence: A Festival, A Broadside, and A Lesson in Public History. Common-place, 18(1).

Lepler, J. M. (2013). Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis. Retrieved from

Lepler, J. (2012). ‘THE NEWS FLEW LIKE LIGHTNING’. Journal of Cultural Economy, 5(2), 179-195. doi:10.1080/17530350.2012.660784

Lepler, J. (2011). 'To save the commercial community of New York': Panicked Business Elites in 1837. In Unknown Book (pp. 117-138). Retrieved from

Lepler, J. M. (2010). Pictures of Panic: Constructing Hard Times in Words and Images. Common-place, 10(3).