St. Paul, MN 55102
The financial crisis that began in 2008 has made Americans keenly aware of the enormous impact Wall Street has on the economic well-being of the nation and its citizenry.
America's involvement with Wall Street began after the Crash of 1929 when the federal government, corporations, and financial institutions campaigned to universalize investment, with the goal of providing individual investors with a stake in the economy and the nation.
How did financial markets and institutions—commonly perceived marginal, elitist, and disreputable a century ago—come to be seen as the bedrock of American capitalism?
Julia C. Ott is an assistant professor of history at The New School for Social Research.
Attendees can choose to attend this program in-person at the Minnesota History Center or virtually via Zoom. See the full History Forum lecture series.
Please note: This program is also offered at 2 p.m.
Masks and social distancing will be required in the auditorium during the program.
This program is made possible by the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund.
2021-11-13 10:00:00 2021-11-13 10:00:00 America/Chicago When Wall Street Met Main Street with Julia C. Ott Minnesota History Center and Zoom