Sarah Elvins

Associate Professor

Office: 353 University College
e-mail: Sarah.Elvins@umanitoba.ca
Phone: (204) 474-8860

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. York University
M.A. York University
B.A.(Honours) Queen's University
Sarah Elvins

RESEARCH INTERESTS

American history; consumer culture; urban history

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“‘A river of money flowing south’:  cross-border shopping in North Dakota and the insatiable Canadian desire for American goods, 1900-2001,” History of Retailing and Consumption, 1: 3, 230-245. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2373518X.2015.1134256
“Making Money in Hard Times:  Scrip and Grassroots Efforts to Solve the Great Depression,” in Shopping for Change:  Consumer Activism in North American History, edited by Joseph Tohill and Louis Hyman, Between the Lines Press, forthcoming.

“Selling Scrip to America:  Ideology, Self-Help and the Experiments of the Great Depression,” International Journal of Community Currency Research Vol. 16 (2012) Section D:  14-21.  Available online at: https://ijccr.net/2012/07/02/selling-scrip-to-america-ideology-self-help-and-the-experiments-of-the-great-depression/
Scrip, Stores, and Cash-Strapped Cities:  American Retailers and Alternative Currency during the Great Depression,” Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Vol. 2 Iss: 1 (2010), pp.86 - 107
“Panacea or Dud:  Retailers React to Scrip in the Great Depression,” Business and Economic History On-Line, vol.3 (2005) http://wvvw.thebhc.org/node/1376.

“Scrip Money and Slump Cures: Iowa’s Experiments with Alternative Currency during the Great Depression,” The Annals of Iowa, vol. 64 no. 3 (summer 2005):  221-245.

Sales and Celebrations: Retailing and Regional Identity in Western New York State, 1920-1940 (Ohio University Press, 2003). Awarded the Great Lakes American Studies Association and Ohio University Press Book Award

"Shopping for Recovery: Local Spending Initiatives and the Great Depression in Buffalo and Rochester, New York", Journal of Urban History 29 No. 6 (September 2003), pp. 670-693.
Entries for "Horatio Alger", "Manifest Destiny", "Proctor & Gamble", "Henry Demarest Lloyd" and "Eli Whitney" in Syed B. Hussain, ed., The Encyclopedia of Capitalism (New York: Facts on File, Inc., forthcoming).

COURSES TAUGHT

2017-2018
HIST 3290 The United States since 1939
HIST 4100/7190 Studies in American History Since 1877
2016-2017
HIST 2230 United States from 1607
HIST 3760 Problems in American History 1: Food Histories
2015-2016
HIST 2230 United States from 1607 (fall term)
2014-2015
HIST 2900 American Popular Culture and Leisure (fall term)
HIST 3080 History of American Consumer Culture
2012-2013
HIST 3080 History of American Consumer Culture
HIST 3290 The United States since 1939 (teaching fall term)
HIST 4100/7190 Studies in American History since 1877
2011-2012
On leave
2010-2011
HIST 2230 United States from 1607
HIST 4100/7190 Studies in American History since 1877