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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University of Maryland
Research Interests: Early America, religion, Transportation
Joe Slaughter is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Maryland and an active duty naval officer currently teaching early American and world history courses at the US Naval Academy. His dissertation, "Faith in Markets: Christian Business Enterprise, 1800-1850"...(read more)