Watch this episode of Smart Talk with Dr. Edward O’Donnell discussing his latest book Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age. In this social biography, O’Donnel offers modern account of the ideas of Henry George as seen through the lens of his extraordinary life.
America’s remarkable explosion of industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. At this critical juncture, Henry George identified the causes of the crisis and a remarkable solution. In this episode of Smart Talk, Andrew Mazzone discusses the new biography, Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age, with its author Dr. Edward O’Donnell.
Dr. O’Donnell is a professional historian, author, and speaker. He is an Associate Professor of History at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. In addition to his biography of Henry George, O’Donnell’s other books include Visions of America: A History of the United States, Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum and 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish American History.
They are joined by Dr. Alexandra (Alex) Lough, Henry George scholar and director of the Henry George Birthplace, Archive & Historical Research Center in Philadelphia.