Andrew Browning on "The Panic of 1819: The First Great Depression"

Lunch & Learn Series

Andrew Browning on \

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Event Location: 
48 Wall Street, 5th Floor* 
New York City

The Panic of 1819 may be the most important event in American history that no one has heard of. It was the first nationwide financial crash, ushering in the first Great Depression and introducing the world to the business cycle – the pattern of booms and busts that we have come to know so well. But the Panic of 1819 had additional dire consequences, driving wedges between East and West, North and South that would help create the Missouri Crisis that Thomas Jefferson called "a fire bell in the night.”

About the Author
Andrew Browning was Educated at Princeton and the University of Virginia. He has taught history in Washington, DC, Honolulu and Portland, OR, and he has been a Virginia Governor's Fellow and a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar. Browning is the author of The Panic of 1819: The First Great Depression (University of Missouri Press, 2019), which was recently nominated for the Cundill History Prize. Read the Wall Street Journal's review of his book here. He has also written articles in scholarly journals; "Our First Great Depression: The Bicentennial of the Panic of 1819" will appear in the Spring issue of Financial History magazine. 

Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. General admission $5; MoAF members, students and press FREE. 

*Please note: The Museum gallery remains closed. MoAF staff members will be on hand at the entrance to 48 Wall Street to direct attendees to the 5th floor event space.