WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: Tycoons: Bane or Benefactors? - Dr. Matthew Warshauer (Zoom)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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"The bank is trying to kill me, but I will kill it!”: Nicholas Biddle’s War with Andrew Jackson – Professor Matthew Warshauer, Central Connecticut State University

In the 15th year of collaboration between Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme of “Tycoons: Bane or Benefactors?” During this kick-off program, Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, will discuss the battle between President Andrew Jackson and financier Nicholas Biddle over the fate of the Second Bank of the United States. The Bank War of 1832 rocked the American political system and the economy.  Was the Bank of the United States the many-headed hydra that Jackson warned about, or was he just plain crazy?

This program is sponsored by Mary Gail and Jerry Gristina. The moderator is Stephen Hudspeth. Online registration is required in order to receive the Zoom invitation link which will be sent out early on the day of the program.

This program is being hosted virtually by Wilton Library. No charge to attend, but a $10 donation to the hosting institution is suggested. Click here to donate.

Dr. Warshauer received his B.A. in history from Central Connecticut State University in 1990. He completed his M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) in American Studies at Saint Louis University. He joined the faculty at CCSU in the fall of 1997 and served as editor of Connecticut History from 2003 to 2011. In 2007 Dr. Warshauer won the Connecticut State University Trustees Research Award and in 2012 he was awarded the Kidger Award for Inspiring Scholarship and Teaching by the New England History Teachers Association. In 2015 he received a Connecticut Preservation Trust Award for saving and relocating an important Civil War monument (the Forlorn Soldier) to the State Capitol and in that same year was recognized by both the governor and the General Assembly for his efforts on behalf of Connecticut in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the state's role in the Civil War. Dr. Warshauer's book publications include: Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law; Andrew Jackson in Context; Connecticut in the American Civil War; and Inside Connecticut and the Civil War: Essays on One State's Struggles.

The remaining lectures are as follows:

March 6 – J.P. Morgan: An American Aristocrat – Susan Berfield

March 13 – Henry Ford’s Borrowed Humanity: How the Same Man Lifted and Then Lost America – Julie Fenster

April 3 – Mark Zuckerberg: Poster Child for Promise and Peril in the Tech Sector – Dr. Drew Harris

April 24 – The Perils of Great Men, Business, Ideology, and Questions about Capitalism – Dr. Matthew Warshauer

Event Type(s): Online Event
Age Group(s): Adults

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