CHW Alumna Update: Morgan Vickers

I left Chapel Hill on May 19th, all of my belongings tucked haphazardly into all of the crannies of my car. I drove 2000 miles across the country, by way of the hubs of the American South —- places I’d studied for so long but had never visited. I stopped in Nashville, Montgomery, New Orleans, Austin, Lubbock, Amarillo, and dozens of roadside rest stops in between. I ended my tour just outside of Denver, Colorado, where I now reside. Then I backtracked to the east coast for a week in early June, when I was flown to New York City by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to receive the History Scholar Award. I spent a week with fourteen other young scholars of American History and American Studies who are each uniquely and deeply impassioned by the intersections of our lives and the lives of those who precede us. There, I felt wholly intimidated and truly driven; the week affirmed...
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What is History’s Role in Transformative Renewal?

An early twentieth-century promotional booklet about Rocky Mount Mills in North Carolina boasts that the mill doesn’t owe its modern success to its past. “Though proud of its history,” the booklet opines, “the management [of Rocky Mount Mills] has never been immersed in the past...[rather,] funds have been bountifully supplied...in the efficient production of dependable cotton yarns of a high and uniform quality.” (more…)...
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