Author talks explore a wide range of fascinating topics related to the history of American enterprise. The talks are free -- those planning to attend should contact Carol Lockman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 658-2400, ext. 243.
Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America from P. T. Barnum through Bernie Madoff.
Francesca Russello Ammon explores how postwar America came to equate destruction with progress.
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For more than twenty years Hagley’s research seminars have brought innovative work-in-progress essays for wide-ranging discussions on Thursday evenings during the academic year. Those planning to attend are encouraged to read the paper in advance as the author does not deliver a lecture. For papers, contact Carol Lockman, email@example.com or (302) 658-2400, ext. 243.
Dara Orenstein, George Washington University, will discuss her paper "'Free Ports for Refugees': How the U.S. Turned a Warehouse for Duty-Free Garbanzo Beans into an Internment Camp for European Jews."
Adam Rome, University at Buffalo, will discuss his paper "DuPont and the Limits of Corporate Environmentalism."
Kendra Smith-Howard, University at Albany, will discuss her paper "The Messy Work of Cleaning Up: Economy, Policy, and the Disposable Diaper, 1936–1996."