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Tracing The Economy's Roots

Apr 17, 2013

The financial crisis may have started in this century, but the economic system that built up to it has been part of this country since its founding.

In the first part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we’ll talk with author Bill Hogeland about how history of taxation, debt and lending, and economic hardship stretches back to the original government structures created in the Revolutionary War era.

HEAR MORE: William Hogeland speaks this evening at 6:30 at the Kansas City Library Central branch. A free reception precedes the event at 6. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

William Hogeland writes and speaks on startling connections between American history and today’s political and cultural struggles. He is the author of the critically acclaimed narrative histories Declaration and The Whiskey Rebellion, as well as a collection of essays, Inventing American History. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, American History Magazine, Boston Review, Salon, Huffington Post, and elsewhere. He has also appeared on CBS’s Good Morning, America, PBS’s History Detectives, and C-SPAN’s Book TV.