The Perils of Great Men, Business, Ideology, and Questions about Capitalism – 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?” In the final "capstone" lecture of the series, Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, will pull together some of the important questions raised by the series’ speakers. All center around the role of “tycoons” in American society, whether their visions for business correspond with benefits to workers and the people. In essence, do the nation’s leading capitalists “owe” anything to society?
This program is sponsored by Nancy and Bill Brautigam. The moderator is Max Gabrielson. 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 virtually hosted by Wilton Library. No charge to attend, but a $10 donation is suggested. For this final lecture, Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society are sharing the proceeds. Click here
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.