History Lecture Series: J.P. Morgan: An American Aristocrat – Susan Berfield, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News


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During this program, Susan Berfield will discuss J.P. Morgan, the most influential financier of the Gilded Age. He wasn’t the richest, but that didn’t matter; he was commanding in a way none could match. He had an aristocrat’s disdain for public sentiment and the conviction that his actions were to the country’s advantage, no explanations necessary. We’ll examine those actions and the legacy of “the boss of bosses.”

Susan Berfield is an award-winning investigative reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News where she has covered some of America’s largest corporations. She has been interviewed on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, On Point, and elsewhere. The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism was the winner of the 2021 Theodore Roosevelt Association Book Prize, a finalist for the Presidential Leadership Book Award, and an Amazon Best Book of the Year.

This program is sponsored by Sue Sherwood. The moderator is Stephen Hudspeth. This program is being hosted by the Wilton Historical Society. No charge to attend, but a $10 donation to the hosting institution is suggested. Click here to donate.