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Library systems will be updated on Monday, November 14th, from approximately 8 am until 12 pm. There will potentially be intermittent access issues to databases for users whose emails end in ou.edu (aka Norman-based programs). If you are trying to access one of these databases and aren't able to connect, please wait a few minutes and try again. All updates will be completed no later than 12 pm (noon).
Fall into reading and grab the perfect Thanksgiving read, chapter, or article before the Library closes for Fall Break. Interlibrary loan requests submitted after Monday, 11/14/2022 may not get filled by 11/23/2022. The Library will be closed November 24th to 25th.
Meals can tell us how power is exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes. Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America looks at the Chesapeake region, during the early colonial era, where European settlers relied upon indentured servants, Native Americans, and African slave labor for life-saving knowledge of farming and food acquisition, and to gain economic prosperity. It is through the labor of slaves, like those at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, that we can learn about the ways that meals transcend taste and sustenance.
Under the leadership of Bruce Goff (1904-82), Herb Greene (b. 1929), Mendel Glickman (1895-1967), and many others, OU faculty developed a curriculum that emphasized individual creativity, organic forms, and experimentation. This radical approach to design drew students to Oklahoma from as far away as Japan and South America and later spread the American School influence to their practices in California, Hawaii, Japan, and beyond.