Monday, June 12, 2017

Call for Contributors: History of Capitalism Month at “Process”

In connection with the May issue of The American Historian from the Organization of American Historians (OAH), the OAH blog "Process" has declared June 2017 to be "History of Capitalism Month." It has invited contributions on topics such as the history of labor, taxation, infrastructure, and consumption, among other topics. Anyone interested in contributing a post on American history and capitalism for June should read the "About" section of the blog and then contact the editors at blog@oah.org.
      The four relevant essays on the history of consumption in the May American Historian are:  
  • Emily Remus explains how women shopping in downtown spaces in the late 19th and early 20th centuries challenged traditional male territories;
  • Joshua Clark Davis demonstrates that during the 1960s and 1970s, some critics of consumer culture went into business for themselves and opened businesses dedicated to altruistic causes;
  • Lawrence B. Glickman details the long history of consumer boycotts in the United States;
  • Kathleen Hilliard examines consumption among slaves in the South
 They are available only to OAH members, though many readers many have access through institutional memberships. UPDATE: OAH is making the Hilliard article on slave consumption freely available.