Mackenzie Tor

Jeff Pasley
Research Area
19th and 20th-Century US, temperance and abolition movements, race, gender

B.A. History and Italian, Providence College, Class of 2017

M.A. History, University of Missouri, Class of 2020

Research Interests

My research focuses on the intersection of the temperance and abolition/civil rights movements throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I am particularly interested in how Black Americans used the temperance movement as a way to fight for emancipation and citizenship rights, especially in response to white prohibitionists’ racism.


M.A. Fellow in Political History, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, 2019-2020