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Reading with Timothy Alborn: All that Glittered: Britain's Most Precious Metal from Adam Smith to the Gold Rush
Start Date: 4/22/2020Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 4/22/2020End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description:

Beginning with Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, which validated Britain's position as an economic powerhouse, and running through the mid-19th century gold rushes in California and Australia, Alborn draws on contemporary descriptions of gold’s value to highlight its role in financial, political, and cultural realms.

All That Glittered tells the story of gold as both a marker of value and a valuable commodity - while providing a new window into Britain's ascendance after the 1750s.

Timothy Alborn is Professor in Lehman College’s History Department and at CUNY Graduate Center.  He is author of Conceiving Companies: Joint-Stock Politics in Victorian England and Regulated Lives: Life Insurance and British Society, 1800-1914.

Location Information:
Lehman College - Leonard Lief Library
Room: Treehouse Conference Room 317
Contact Information:
Name: Michelle Ehrenpreis
Phone: 718 960 6760
Picture of Tim Alborn's book
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  • Lectures
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