Shane Hamilton (Assistant Professor, Ph.D. MIT 2005) works in the fields of 20th-century U.S. history, agricultural history, history of technology, and the history of capitalism.
He is the author of Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy (Princeton, 2008), which won the 2009 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award for Best Book in Agricultural History from the Agricultural History Society.
He has published articles and reviews in Agricultural History, Business History Review, Reviews in American History, and Technology and Culture.
His second book project, "Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the American Century," has been funded by a National Science Foundation Scholar's Award.
Brian Drake (Lecturer, Ph.D. Kansas 2006) Brian Drake specializes in the history of the postwar American environmental movement,
and in particular its relationship to postwar politics and ideology. He is currently revising his dissertation,
"The Unnatural State: Conservatives, Libertarians, and the Postwar American Environmental Movement," for publication.
Meanwhile, he has published articles in Great Plains Quarterly and Georgia Historical Quarterly,
and his current research interests involve the environmental history of the South.
Prior to arriving at UGA, Drake taught for two years in the Humanities and Western Civilization Program at the University of Kansas.
For more information, contact: Shane Hamilton (shamilto at uga dot edu)
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