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Capitalism: The Story Behind The Word

05.15.2023 01:30 PM

Event Summary

Participants at this discussion and debate considered the writing of the history of capitalism. The occasion was the recent publication of Michael Sonenscher's Capitalism: The Story Behind the Word (Princeton, 2022).

With comments by:

Oliver Cussen
(University of Chicago, Society of Fellows)
Joel Isaac
(University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought)
Jon Levy
(University of Chicago, Department of History)
Alexander Schmidt
(Vanderbilt University, Department of History)
Rebecca Spang
(Indiana University, Department of History)

This event was sponsored by the University of Chicago Department of History, the France Chicago Center, and the Workshop on the History and Theory of Capitalism.