Owen J. Hyman Receives the Center for Ethical Business Cultures' Halloran Prize in the History of Corporate Responsibility at the Annual Meetings of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association

June 2, 2015

Hyman's paper was entitled “Why a West Coast Paper Company Went South”: Corporate Expansion and Civil Rights in the Deep South." An abstract follows:In November 1958, California paper manufacturer Crown Zellerbach released a report to its shareholders detailing why the firm “went South.” The company had just merged with the Gaylord Paper Company, making it the second largest paper manufacturer in the United States with access to thirteen paper mills, 31 paper conversion plants, over 2,200,000 acres of managed forests, and a half billion dollars in annual sales.

Marsha Barrett in Politico--How the Republican Party Moved to the Right

May 27, 2015

Marsha Barrett has just published a provocative article on the Republican Party's rightward thrust in the 1960s. You can read about it in Politico at

Inaugural EPIC World Events Forum

May 20, 2015

On May 20, the history department hosted the inaugural EPIC World Events Forum, an informal setting where graduate students and professors discuss current events and place them in their historical context. The topic for today’s forum was the recent article in the London Review of Books by Seymour Hersh about the Osama bin Laden raid. The conversation centered on process of constructing narratives and the tools that historians use to evaluate an essay’s veracity.

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