Wall Street, New York, New York, circa 1917. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-96872

The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program features more 50 historians who study and speak about the history of capitalism.

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Louis Hyman

Entrepreneurs of the New Deal

Think the postwar boom was because government stayed out of business? You would be wrong. Working with business, postwar federal policies smartly encouraged the investment of private capital in new sectors, producing what many have called "the golden age of capitalism." Learn how some of the New...(Read More)

Bryant Simon

Learning about America from Starbucks

From Main Street to Minneapolis to Monterrey, Starbucks has planted its coffee-stained flag in every corner of the U.S. Consumers in Memphis order the same grande orange creme frappuccino as their counterparts demand in Madison. For a moment around 2000, Starbucks became, without question, as...(Read More)

Carole Shammas

The Standard of Living over the Past Five Hundred Years

This lecture covers debates over the role of capitalism and industrialization in bettering the lot of humankind. Read More

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