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Cal Bedenbaugh

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Cal Bedenbaugh is a doctoral student and historian of the late twentieth-century American South. His research focuses on rural politics, labor, and deindustrialization in the textile industry of the Piedmont South in the postwar era. He is a graduate of Clemson University, where he earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in history. His M.A. thesis, “Like a Death in the Family: The Textile Crisis in South Carolina, 1965-1990,” analyzes the demise of South Carolina's textile industry, the political scheming that surrounded it, and the reinvigorated political activism of millworkers.


MA, History, Clemson University, 2021

BA, History, Clemson University, 2019

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Ernest McPherson Lander, Jr. Award, Department of History and Geography, Clemson University, 2021

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