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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Talk: "Selling the Southwest: Tourism and Trade in the American Southwest, 1868-1940"

Thu, November 19, 2009 • 8:00 PM • AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Salon B

You're invited to a talk!

Dr Erika M. Bsumek, associate professor of History at The University of Texas at Austin, presents a talk entitled "Selling the Southwest: Tourism and Trade in the American Southwest, 1868-1940".

Bsumek's talk will chronicle how the tourist industry influenced what it meant for something to be called "Indian-made" and how such meanings changed the lives of Navajo weavers and silversmiths. She is currently working on an environmental history of the American West titled "The Concrete West: Engineering Society and Culture in the Arid West".

The talk will be held on Nov. 19, 2009, at 8 p.m. in Salon B of the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Please RSVP by Nov. 18 to Courtney Meador, 512-471-5491.

This talk is free and open to the public.

Flyer for the event (PDF, 880KB).

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies, History Dept.


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