Nathan Tye is a historian of the nineteenth and twentieth century United States. His research documents the fascinating but misunderstood lives of hobos, tramps, and others transient populations that traveled the country by freight-hopping from the 1870s through 1930s. Tye is an expert in regional and local histories of the Great Plains and Midwest. He serves as the Assistant Book Review Editor for Middle West Review, Associate Editor of SourceLab, and Research Assistant for the University of Illinois’ inaugural History Harvest.