Nathan Tye

 Nathan Tye

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

  • By appointment
Doctoral Candidate
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Research Interests

  • United States History (Post-1830)
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Labor History
  • Midwestern History
  • Digital History
  • Public History


  • B.A. History and Theology, Creighton University, Omaha, 2011


  • HIS 172: United States History Since 1877 (Fall 2018)
  • HIS 200A: Crime and Civil Disobedience on Campus: The History of the University of Illinois (Fall 2017)

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Billy Clubs and Vagrancy Laws: Confronting the “Plague of Hoboes” in Nebraska, 1870s-1930s Nebraska History 99 4 2018.
Oscar Wilde’s Invitation to the Illinois Industrial University in March 1882 Notes & Queries 65 3 2018, p. 396–397.


Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine: Rival Images of a New World in 1930s Vancouver Labour/Le Travail 77 2016, p. 263-265.

Book Contributions

Their First Allegiance: Secession in North Carolina The Secession Crisis of 1860-1861: Documenting the March Toward Disunion Their First Allegiance: Secession in North Carolina New York The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2011, p. 152-162.