Friday, April 2, 2010

OAH Magazine Publishes Special Issue on Business History

The topic of the January 2010 issue of the OAH Magazine of History is “Business History.” As former BHC president Pamela Laird suggests in her foreword, readers might consider “how familiar the world of business—including advertising—is to students and yet how rarely we think about that subject in historical terms.” Articles include:

Bringing in Business History Front and Center
Pamela Walker Laird

Classic Issues and Fresh Themes in Business History
Philip Scranton

American Manufacturing, 1850-1930: A Business History Approach
Mansel Blackford

Business History in the Teaching American History Program
Stuart D. Hobbs

Newspapers, Radio, and the Business of Media in the United States
Michael Stamm

Selling Black Beauty: African American Modeling Agencies and Charm Schools in Postwar America
Malia McAndrew

Robert Noyce, Silicon Valley, and the Teamwork Behind the High-Technology Revolution
Leslie Berlin
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