The World of J.P. Morgan - Discussion with Dr. Susie Pak
Thursday, December 11th 6-8 PM
RSVP By Monday, December 08, 2014 10:00 p.m. (CST)
Susie Pak’s recent book, Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J.P. Morgan (Harvard University Press, 2013) is a social history of J.P. Morgan, the American financier, but it is not a biography in the traditional sense. In her talk, Pak will discuss how the book tells the story of Morgan and his bank from the perspective of their relationships, and why writing their history from the viewpoint of their networks changes our understanding of the bank’s power and influence. Focusing on the bank’s relationship with the German Jewish bank of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., the Morgans’ strongest competitor and an important collaborator in the early twentieth century, Pak will also detail the challenges and rewards of studying historical networks from archival sources. Using examples from the Pierpont Morgan Library, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Yale's Sterling Library, Pak will present an illustrated back-story of the historical research that went into recreating the economic and social networks of America’s most elite private bank before the Second World War.
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