Bethany Moreton, assistant professor of history, was selected by the Organization of American Historians to receive the 2010 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, which is given annually for an author’s first book dealing with some significant phase of American history.
She received the award this month in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s annual meeting. The award recognizes her book, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (Harvard University Press), which contextualizes the political and economic culture of Wal-Mart within a series of post-World War II structural transformations.
Founded in 1907, OAH is the largest learned society and professional organization dedicated to the teaching and study of the American past. OAH promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching and presentation of American history and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history. Members in the U.S. and abroad include university professors, students, pre-collegiate teachers, archivists, museum curators and other public historians employed in government and the private sector.