Politics of the Dollar: Dollars Sign up for the Duration

12 Mar 2018

On Monday, March 12, 2018, Mark Albertson kicked off his new four-week lecture series.

Week 1: Dollars Sign up for the Duration Learn about the growing industrial and financial power of the United States, from 1865 into the 20th century, including: the Spanish-American War, Cuba and the Platt Amendment, Panama Canal, Federal Reserve Act, World War I, and decline of the European colonial powers.

About the Presenter Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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