Book Discussion on American Colossus

H.W. Brands explores America’s economic transformation between the Civil War and the end of the 19th century. The author recalls… read more

H.W. Brands explores America’s economic transformation between the Civil War and the end of the 19th century. The author recalls the rise of capitalism as the United States changed from a country of dispersed farms and small-town businesses to industrial centers led by businessmen such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. Professor Brands examines how this era changed America’s economic and political landscape. H.W. Brands discussed his book at the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. He responded to questions from the studio and Internet audiences. close

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  • Brands, H. W. Professor University of Texas at Austin->History Department
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Book Discussion on American Colossus

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Jan 15, 2011
Last Aired:
Feb 20, 2011

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  • Jan 15, 2011 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Feb 20, 2011 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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