Disposable America began as the course project for HIST 867: Research and Writing in American Material Culture during the spring semester 2014. The goals of the project are
1) to explore the evolving concept of disposability in relation to American consumption practices and through the material culture that remains after household use or is created to be thrown away, and
2) to give students experience with the digital presentation of research results: doing original research; developing technical skills; exploring various online formats for sharing research results; writing for public audiences on the web; and learning to use images and graphics effectively to present information.
Students will continue to add content to this site over time, so check back periodically to see what’s new.
Katherine C. (Kasey) Grier