Taylor Patterson

Taylor Patterson is a Ph.D candidate in 19th century American History at the University of Florida. She attended Occidental College with minor concentrations in Comparative Literature and Gender Studies. Her dissertation “Matrons, Maidens, and Madwomen: Gender, Space, and Consumption in Chicago 1863-1893” analyzes representations of women in print media during the Civil War Sanitary Fairs, the Great Fire, and the World’s Columbian Exposition. 

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Filmore Administration

by Taylor Patterson on Jun 26, 2019

For Filmore, slavery was a moral wrong, and imposing on states’ rights was a legal wrong, but for U.S. history, the chimera of legislation that became the Compromise of 1850 was a catastrophic mistake.