Hi there! I’m Jacob Grandstaff.

This site is meant to be a portfolio of my writing and a blog of thoughts when I can’t contain them any longer and don’t have a better outlet at which to express them.

I graduated with an M.A. in history from the University of North Alabama in 2019. I currently live in Virginia, where I moved to be near the Library of Congress while I was writing my thesis.

I also write on Medium and maintain a  history blog.

I enjoy traveling, hiking, and cycling—often on a whim—and watching baseball and ice hockey.

I sometimes write about travel, personal goofy experiences, and economic and cultural trends. But most of my content gears toward history and politics.

My political philosophy can be summed up with “unfettered free markets within the confines of the nation-state.”

Feel free to drop me a line in the comments if something I wrote rubbed you the right or wrong way.