American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

February 18, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

Please join us as we hear from Sarah Quinn, author of the new book: "American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation." Dr. Quinn will discuss how since the Westward expansion, the U.S. government has used financial markets to manage America's complex social divides, and politicians and officials across the political spectrum have turned to land sales, home ownership, and credit to provide economic opportunity without the appearance of market intervention or direct wealth redistribution. Sarah L. Quinn is associate professor of sociology at the University of Washington. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information contact