Brown Bag On a Bender with Uncle Sam: Freedom, Resources, and the Lure of Progress in the Early Republic 20 November 2013.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM John Lauritz Larson, Purdue University

How did the American Revolution change the colonial American economic culture and patterns of natural resource exploitation? How did the “release of energy” produced by the new political order contribute to new definitions of public and private acquisitiveness, wealth, and progress?