Fireside Chat with Brian Luskey

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Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Virtual Event
United States

Join The Library Company for a virtual Fireside Chat with Brian Luskey, titled Men Is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America.

Men Is Cheap shows that in the process of winning the war, Northerners were forced to grapple with the frauds of free labor. Labor brokers, by helping to staff the Union military and Yankee households, did indispensable work that helped the Northern state and Northern employers emerge victorious. They also gave rise to an economic and political system that enriched the managerial class at the expense of laborers–a reality that resonates to this day. Brian Luskey is Professor of History at West Virginia University, where he teaches a variety of courses about the nineteenth-century United States.

 

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