Congratulations to Parker Abt!

Penn History Major Parker Abt (’19) won the Francis Ryan Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Paper at this year’s Joint Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association (EASA) and Society of Americanists in Harrisburg.  His paper, “Paid by the Rich: Carriages and the Birth of Progressive Federal Taxation, 1794-1816,” was originally written for a History seminar taught by Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. James Hrdlicka.  Parker also recently completed the History Department’s Honors Thesis program, for which he wrote a thesis titled “What They Can Do Themselves: Agency and Politics in the Colonias of South Texas, 1945-95.” Congratulations to Parker on his impressive research!