Jacob Swisher is an environmental historian with interests in borderlands, the digital humanities, and the North American Southwest. He received his M.A. in history from Colorado State University and is currently a Ph.D. student in history at the University of Notre Dame.
It was a year of reckonings both big and small. In 2020, Covid-19 disrupted supply chains around the world as consumers adapted to the new realities of life in a pandemic. Sometimes, it took something as simple as an all-American entree to help us see how truly connected we all were.
The Emerging Historians Award is a program of History Colorado’s State Historian’s Council. Find all three essays and details of the 2020 award round—with a submission deadline of June 1—at HistoryColorado.org/emerging-historians-award.