Past Seminars in the History of Capitalism | Newberry

Past Seminars in the History of Capitalism

Past Seminars

Friday, November 2, 2018
History of Capitalism Seminar
“The New Gilded Age”: Questions, Concerns, and Alternatives to an Undertheorized Idea
Friday, October 5, 2018
Voting Trusts and Antitrust in Illinois: Rethinking the Role of State Corporation Law in Competition Policy (co-authored with Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University)
Friday, April 13, 2018
Accounting for Insanity: The Paper Economy within the Bloomingdale Asylum
Friday, March 2, 2018
The Great Epizootic of 1872: Animals, Capitalism, and Catastrophe in North America
Friday, January 12, 2018
American Civil War Debt: An International Perspective
Friday, December 1, 2017
The United States as a Developing Nation, 1850-1950: The Political Origins of Modern American Capitalism
Friday, October 6, 2017
Capitalization Takes Command: Railroads, Slavery and the Pricing of Progress in 1850s America
Friday, May 5, 2017
History of Capitalism Seminar
The “Use of the Globes”: Mathematical Geography, the Mercantile Imagination, and Global Capitalism in Postrevolutionary America”
Friday, March 24, 2017
History of Capitalism Seminar
Flow: A Brief History of Warehousing
Friday, February 10, 2017
History of Capitalism Seminar
Mashers, Prostitutes, and Shopping Ladies: Consumer Capitalism and the Purification of Downtown Chicago
Friday, October 21, 2016
History of Capitalism Seminar
Extraordinary Remedies: The Court of Chancery and Equitable Justice in Chicago
Friday, September 30, 2016
History of Capitalism Seminar
The New Economy Revisited
Friday, May 13, 2016
History of Capitalism Seminar
The Public Utility Idea and the Origins Modern Business Regulation William J. Novak, University of Michigan Law School
Friday, March 4, 2016
History of Capitalism Seminar
Putting the Economy Back in History Colleen A. Dunlavy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, December 4, 2015
History of Capitalism Seminar
Race and Capital:Towards an American Intellectual History Paul A. Kramer, Vanderbilt University
Friday, October 9, 2015
History of Capitalism Seminar
The History of Capitalism in the Anthropocene Fredrik Albritton Jonsson, University of Chicago
Friday, May 8, 2015
History of Capitalism Seminar
The Empire of Cotton: A Global History
The History of Capitalism Seminar Book Group will meet twice this academic year to discuss recent publications in the history of capitalism. The second session will discuss Sven Beckert’s The Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf, December 2014). It will focus on Chapters 2-10.
Friday, March 27, 2015
History of Capitalism Seminar
“Innovation, Alienation, and the Russet Brogan: Plantation Provisioning and New England’s Industrial Revolution” Seth Rockman, Brown University
Friday, January 16, 2015
History of Capitalism Seminar
“Adventurers in Western Lands” Susan Gaunt Stearns, Northwestern University
Friday, November 7, 2014
History of Capitalism Seminar
“Banking on Politics” Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University
Friday, October 10, 2014
History of Capitalism Seminar
Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil, Timothy Mitchell
The History of Capitalism Seminar Book Group will meet twice this year to discuss recent publications in the history of capitalism.
Friday, September 19, 2014
History of Capitalism Seminar
“The Monetarization of Everything: Gifted Credit, Commercial Exchange, and the Transition to Capitalism in the United States” Michael Merrill, Empire State College
Friday, April 25, 2014
History of Capitalism Seminar
The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776–1941
The History of Capitalism Seminar Book Group will meet three times this year to discuss recent publications in the history of capitalism. The third session will focus on Rebecca M. McLennan’s The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776–1941.
Friday, March 21, 2014
History of Capitalism Seminar
“Peasant Studies Meets the World System: Culture, Political Economy, and New Views of Global Capitalism, 1945-1985”
Friday, February 21, 2014
History of Capitalism Seminar
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit
The History of Capitalism Seminar Book Group will meet three times this year to discuss recent publications in the history of capitalism. The second session will focus on Thomas J. Sugrue’s The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit.
Friday, January 17, 2014
History of Capitalism Seminar
“Migrant Capital and State Formation in the Late-Nineteenth-Century Great West”
Friday, November 15, 2013
History of Capitalism Seminar
“The Discovery of the New Industrial Pollution: Judges and the Evolution of American Pollution Beliefs, 1860-1880”
Friday, October 4, 2013
History of Capitalism Seminar
“Defining Free Enterprise”
Friday, September 6, 2013
History of Capitalism Seminar
Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America
The History of Capitalism Seminar Book Group will meet three times this year to discuss recent publications in the history of capitalism. The first session will focus on Jonathan Levy’s Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America.