Event — Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Talk: Building the Empire State

Where: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902

When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Details: Brian Phillips Murphy, Associate Professor, Baruch College, CUNY, will talk about his work on Building the Empire State: Political Economy in the Early Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). Focusing on onetime mercantile colony New York state – home to the first American banks, utilities, canals and transportation infrastructure projects – Murphy follows collaborations between political leaders, entrepreneurs including Robert Livingston & Alexander Hamilton, showing how capitalism grew out of these converging political and economic interests.

Offered as part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book.

Cost: Free

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