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… 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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