America under the Hammer: Auctions and Market Culture

Lecture Description

Early American auctions handled every type of property, from real estate to used stockings to human beings to one-of-a-kind paintings. This lecture investigates the role of auctions in distributing goods, establishing ideas about value, and shaping the emergence of capitalism in the United States.

CATEGORIES

Capitalism Material Culture and Architecture

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Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

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