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AUTHOR DISCUSSES HIS NEW BOOK ABOUT INFLUENTIAL 19TH-CENTURY REFORMER AND GREEN-WOOD RESIDENT HENRY GEORGE
Oct 17, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $20; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Join historian, author, and professor Edward T. O’Donnell at Green-Wood for a discussion about his new book, Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age: Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality. Henry George emerged as a prominent reformer warning against the threats of increasing wealth disparity, inequality, and corporate influence in politics. He played a key role in popularizing some of the foundational ideas of progressivism that shaped U.S. social and economic policy in the 20th century. Today, George’s philosophy is more relevant than ever as America confronts similar questions about poverty, inequality, and corporate power . After O’Donnell’s discussion, take a trolley ride through Green-Wood to visit the monuments of Henry George and other influential reformers. Meet inside the Historic Chapel. Reservations are recommended. If the talk or trolley tour is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.