History Alumnus Featured in Public Radio Story
Marist History alumnus Ben Davison '10 was recently a featured
guest on "BackStory with the American History Guys," a public
radio program funded by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Ben is a doctoral candidate in the Corcoran Department of History
at the University of Virginia. His dissertation project, entitled Farm
to Table: The Supermarket Industry and the Transformation of
American Agriculture, 1920-1987, explores American cultural and
political history using food as a focal point.
In his portion of the interview, which starts at 51:20 in the segment,
Ben helps his interviewer sort through multiple explanations for the
invention of Thousand Island salad dressing and connects this
development to the history of tourism in New York State.