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Waters and Crawford Present Papers to the Ohio Academy of History

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Professor Lomax organized an effort to find papers for the Ohio Academy of History Annual Meeting that was held at Capitol University on March 27.

Professor Waters delivered a paper on the American Federation of Labor/Congress of Industrial Organizations role in U.S. foreign policy in the Caribbean during the Cold War. He argued that the AFL/CIO was able to differentiate between actual communists such as Cheddi Jagan in British Guiana, and those who were merely reformers such as the left leaning Honduran government.

Professor Crawford delivered a talk titled “From Flying Wedges to Soccer Moms: Presidential Sports from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama.” His talk focused on how presidents had used sports for their political advantage since Teddy Roosevelt and argued that the Obama administration has ratcheted up the use of sport to connect with voters and place themselves squarely in the center of the American sporting culture.