The Executive Summary - 6/14 - 6/18

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A weekly feature with a roundup of articles and other materials of interest to scholars of business and economic history.


Last week, Marcia Chatelain was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History for Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America. Congratulations to Dr. Chatelain!


If you're looking for more McDonald's business history-related content, may I suggest this WIRED exposé into why the McFlurry machines are always broken???


Inquire Capitalism is a new project at the University of Florida that is compiling a curated, searchable index of company archives and resources. I think we definitely need more scholarship on Fenty Beauty, but maybe that's just me.


On Twitter this week, I appreciated this thread on why scholars of China can benefit from reading American economic history (and vice versa). 


In search of scholarly resources on Juneteenth, the newest U.S. federal holiday? Acclaimed business historian Shennette Garrett-Scott just updated her wide-ranging list of resources on the topic. (@EbonRebel)

You can also check out BHC's ongoing project to compile an open bibliography on race and business history. You can view the version of the Zotero bibliography here, or a text version here.


Send comments, suggestions, leads, or ideas for this section to Associate Editor Ashton Merck.

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