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April 2015

Tell About the South: Rob Shapard

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion with Rob Shapard, a doctoral student in U.S. History and 2014-15 McColl Fellow at CSAS. In his talk, “Calculating Eye and Rough Hand: Turning Longleaf into Board Feet and Sawdust,” Shapard will describe the perspective of one sawmilling firm, the Louisiana Central Lumber Company, toward the old-growth Louisiana longleaf pine forests that it felled and milled into lumber in the early twentieth century. The language that the company used to…

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