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  • Chapter 1: Fast Food Civil Rights

    Chapter 1: Fast Food Civil Rights

    Today, McDonald’s has flooded every corner of the world with inexpensive fast food. But what is the untold story behind this legendary food chain? In a highly narrative tone, Marcia Chatelain paints the painful reality of the racial inequality and the fight for rights that dominated in mid-century America. Chapter 1 tells the success story […]

  • Chapter 4: Bending the Golden Arches

      In her thought-provoking book titled Franchise, Marcia Chatelain comprehensively discusses a neglected but significant history of how the franchise giant McDonald’s encroached into the poorest and segregated African American neighborhoods. Although the franchise business model was federally supported by the national leaders Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon as a remedy to improve the economic […]

  • Discussion of Numbered Lives, Ch 4: Every Step You Take (Molly Mann)

    This post is part of the HASTAC Scholars Collaborative Book Discussion on Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (MIT Press, 2018), by HASTAC Co-Director Jacqueline Wernimont. The book is available here. This post reviews Chapter 4, “Every Step You Take” and was peer-reviewed by Linda Luu. — As part of the larger context […]

  • Adventures in Archives!

    Today I spent most of the day rummaging around in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library in Butler Library at Columbia University.  I am new to archival research, and much enjoying this research methodology! The collection I was studying is the McDougal collection.  The collection is an extensive collection of papers from the professional documents […]

  • Collections, Provenance, and TEI with the William Blake Archive

    Collections, Provenance, and TEI with the William Blake Archive

      Collections, Provenance, and TEI with the William Blake Archive During the Spring of 2018, I served as a project assistant with the William Blake Archive. I was initially drawn to the William Blake Archive for several reasons. First, the Archive is a foundational DH project. Its depth and multi-institutional workflow serve as a model […]

  • New Feature: Schedule Future Posts on HASTAC!

    New Feature: Schedule Future Posts on HASTAC!

    Scheduling a Post The HASTAC web development team has added an exciting new possibility to our HASTAC platform: the ability to schedule posts to automatically publish in the future! Similar to scheduling tweets or other social media posts using a third-party application, users can now choose to schedule posts in advance. In this post, we […]

  • Publishing Makerspace on the Road: Emory University

    Publishing Makerspace on the Road: Emory University

    European dried gardens and women writers imagining Atlanta were the fascinating topics that were the focus of a double-header Publishing Makerspace workshop at Emory University (November 2, 2017).  Understanding the multi-functional collaboration that is at the heart of Publishing Makerspace, Allison Adams (Associate Director, Scholarly Writing and Research, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence) and […]

  • Movie Blog Assignment

         The first thing I noted while viewing The Legend of Bagger Vance was throughout the golf tournament Vance did not giving any advice to Junah.  He waited and allows for Junah to see that he was what was standing in the way of his success.  Vance allowed for Junah to see that he needed to change […]

  • Digital Archives and the Atlantic Slave Trade

    Digital Archives and the Atlantic Slave Trade

    Relational databases were an important business innovation because they finally allowed corporations to see what was actually going on in their company. Its predecessors, hierarchal databases were, brittle inflexible and hard to use. SQL and Oracle’s first commercial introduction of relational databases made it not only convenient but necessary for companies to compete. SQL allowed […]

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