Live on Zoom
The Problem of Expectations: Interest Rates and Planning for the Future in Early America
Hannah Farber, Caitlin Rosenthal
Mon, April 19, 2021 | 5–6 pm ET | Free

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Presented LIVE on Zoom

British colonial North America was an unpredictable place. Frequent imperial wars, smaller local conflicts, market booms and busts, and erratic patterns of land acquisition and resource exploitation made it difficult for Americans to plan for their financial futures.

Join this year's NEH Fellow, Hannah Farber, in conversation with Caitlin Rosenthal of UC-Berkeley as they explore the dilemmas of borrowing and lending money amid extreme uncertainty in colonial North America.


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This program will be presented via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform.
After you register, a member of the New-York Historical staff will send you an email before the event to provide instructions on how to join the virtual presentation.

Caitlin Rosenthal photo Eric Millette; Francis Guy (1760-1820), Tontine Coffee House, New York City, ca. 1797. New-York Historical Society, Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund, 1907.32

Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and the late Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Helen and Robert Appel, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


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