April 22, 2019
All the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys and American Mass Culture in the First World War
My dissertation, “All the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys and American Mass Culture in the First World War,” argues that American soldiers used the scale and scope of their needs during World War I to push army officers and welfare secretaries to reshape all facets of the country’s mass culture.
January 21, 2019
Put Your Money Where Your Friends Are: Finance and Loyalty in a Nineteenth-century Du Pont Shareholder Report
How do people think about what they do with and for money? I came to the Hagley Library twice to research this fascinating pecuniary question. I examined documents full of clues about outlooks on economic and financial matters.