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Courtesy of Todd Arrington

Todd Arrington is the site manager of James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio, where he is responsible for all aspects of the National Park Service operation of the site. A career NPS historian and a park ranger for more than twenty-four years, he has also worked at Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska and Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, both in Pennsylvania. He has published on subjects related to the American Civil War, the early Republican Party, the Reconstruction era, and America’s westward expansion. His essay “Industry and Economy during the Civil War” was published in The Civil War Remembered, the NPS’s official handbook commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. He has written and edited for popular history blogs, and the University Press of Kansas published his book The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880 in September 2020. Arrington has taught history and humanities courses at several northeast Ohio colleges, including Lake Erie College, John Carroll University, Lorain County Community College, and Lakeland Community College. He is a member of the Organization of American Historians.

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