When nice things happen to nice people.

8 03 2010

I know Bethany Moreton from my work over at the Writing on the Wal, so I was very happy to see this:

UGA historian Bethany Moreton has won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for her HUP book To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise…The award is given each year by the Organization of American Historians for the best first book on a significant phase of American history. In investigating the complex network that gave rise to the giant we know as Wal-Mart — on that united Sun Belt entrepreneurs, evangelical employees, Christian business students, overseas missionaries, and free-market activists — Moreton’s book uncovers the roots of the “Christian service” ethos that has increasingly powered capitalism at home and abroad.

Shame on you if you haven’t read her book yet, as it’s very, very good. If you need a primer before buying it, you can read her post over at the Writing on the Wal or this review by a historian I know very well to whet your appetite.


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