Free Lecture on “How the Rich Got Rich”

How the Rich Got Rich: The Gilded Age in America”
By H. W. Brands
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
6:00 PM
UGLC 116, UTEP Campus

The decades after the Civil War saw the birth of modern American capitalism. American industry boomed, and with it the fortunes of those who mastered the corporate and financial techniques on which it was based. Ordinary Americans benefited as well, though not so spectacularly and not without wondering whether wealth alone was the true measure of a republic.

Dr. H. W. Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of numerous books on a variety of historical topics. His biography of Benjamin Franklin, The First American (2000), and his biography of Franklin Roosevelt, Traitor to His Class (2008), were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

Enter campus via Mesa St. (east campus entrance). Due to construction, access to campus via University Ave. (west campus entrance) may not be available. Limited parking on the UTEP campus is free and open to the public after 5:30 PM.

The Center for History Teaching & Learning is a division of UTEP’s History Department created to promote scholarly teaching among department faculty, support teacher education among our students, and provide outreach and professional development opportunities for area social studies teachers.

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For more information about the workshop, please visit or contact Dr. Keith A. Erekson at 915-747-5878 or


“Empire of Liberty”

Dr. Gordon S. Wood Presenter: Dr. Gordon S. Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of numerous books including The Radicalism of the American Revolution and Empire of LibertyDate: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Time: 6:00 p.m. book signing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. lecture

Location: Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 128, UTEP Campus (building #25 on this map)

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