In recent years, the Business History Conference has sprouted several interest groups that have coalesced around perceived needs. The first two, "Women in Business History" and "Business Historians at Business Schools," meet informally over lunch at the annual meeting to discuss issues in the profession and to network. The "Emerging Scholars" group began informally, but its leadership now constitutes one of the BHC standing committees.
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Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia
Research Interests: Early America, American women's history, history of gender, Slavery, Southern U.S., History of Industrial Research
Alexi Garrett's dissertation analyzes how feme sole businesswomen managed their slave-manned enterprises in the early national South. She is a historian of women, gender, slavery, and business in the early national South.
Ph.D., Early American History, University of Virginia (...(read more)