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The Populist Origins of Corporate Capitalism in Jeffersonian Virginia
The modern corporation as a legal and economic entity finds its origins, in American history, in the generation following the American Revolution. Its advocates understood the corporation as an expression of the revolution’s radically republican ideology, embodying its principles of consent, natural property rights, and community welfare. A counter narrative, viewing the corporation as an anti-republican concentration of oligarchic power, developed as corporations’ economic roles became manifest. This seminar will look at a region in northern Virginia from which a wave of corporations were launched, c. 1790-1820. Jason Barrett is Professor of History and Humanities Department Chair at Lawrence Technological University. This seminar derives from his ongoing research into the political economy of the founding era. Reading and visual materials will be distributed in the seminar.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : History and Culture
Date(s) : 03/07/2022 - 03/21/2022
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location : Online
Instructor : Barrett, Jason
Fee : $20.00
Event Status : COMPLETED