Thursday, September 10, 2015
6 pm – 7 pm
Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality by Edward T. O’Donnell
Professor Edward T. O’Donnell will discuss his new book, Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality (Columbia University Press, 2015). Professor O’Donnell teaches history at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts and is the author of several books and articles including, Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum (Broadway Books, 2003) and 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish-American History (Broadway Books, 2002).
His new book, Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality, explores the meteoric rise of Henry George and his appeal among laborers in the Gilded Age, which Professor O’Donnell attributes to George’s “radical redefinition of republican citizenship.” As he explains,
“…George offered a radical redefinition of republican citizenship and its attendant notions of democracy and equality. This effort put him at the forefront of Gilded Age reformers who insisted that traditional conceptions of liberty, justice, and equality needed updating and redefining to address the challenges of the new industrial age.”
~ Edward T. O’Donnell, Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015), 157.
Signed copies of Professor O’Donnell’s book will be available for purchase after the event.