Susan V. Spellman

Associate Professor of History, Miami University

    Dr. Spellman's work intersects the history of capitalism, in addition to social, cultural, consumer, and technology history.  Her forthcoming book, Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business, 1860-1940 (Oxford University Press), considers the ways in which small grocers--often portrayed as holdovers from a nostalgic past--were key agents of a "modernizing" impulse in American capitalism from the Civil War era to the New Deal.  She has begun work on a second book project, Go-Getters! Ambition and the American Business Traveler, from the Steamboat to the Frequent Flyer.

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Committee Service

Emerging Scholars Committee (2014 to 2017) (chair 2016 to 2017)

Interest Group Membership

Doctoral Colloquium Participation

Doctoral Colloquium 2006, Toronto, Ontario