World Cotton Centennial
Michael Shane Powers, a PhD candidate in History at the University of Arkansas, is writing a dissertation entitled “The Commercial Union of the Three America: Major Edward A. Burke and Transnational New South Visionaries, 1870-1928.” His work examines the U.S. South and Latin America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
To expand his knowledge in this area, Powers is currently doing research at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) as a Baird Society Resident Scholar Fellow. Through the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Powers is researching the Smithsonian collection of the 1884-1885 New Orleans World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.
You can read more about Michael Powers here.