Public Program, Author Talk Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of American Wealth & Populism in America’s First Gilded Age registration required 15 February 2018.Thursday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30 Noam Maggor, Cornell University $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders).

Brahmin Capitalism explores how the moneyed elite of Boston mobilized to reinvent the American economy in the aftermath of the Civil War. With the decline of cotton-based textile manufacturing and the abolition of slavery, Maggor shows these gentleman bankers traveled far and wide in search of new business opportunities and found them in the mines, railroads, and industries of the Great West. They leveraged their wealth to forge transcontinental networks of commodities, labor, and transportation leading the way to the nationally integrated corporate capitalism of the 20th century.

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