Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

A Readjuster flyer in 1882.

New History Bulletin Introduces the “Readjusters”

History Does Not Come in Black and White By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 11, 2019—The first issue of the revived Bulletin of Loudoun County History is a “must-read” for those seriously committed to achieving racial harmony in the United States. Three of the articles in the yearly journal focus on the […]

by October 17, 2019 History, News
Leonard da Vinci self-portrait

Our Enduring Debt to Italy

A Reflection on the Occasion of Columbus Day By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 14, 2019—The image of Christopher Columbus braving the dangerous, unknown seas until discovering land in the islands off America has long inspired patriots of the United States. From the earliest days of our republic, his name has been […]

by October 14, 2019 Commentary
FDR signing Glass-Steagall in June 1933.

The New Urgency for Glass-Steagall

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 13, 2019—If one is to take the actions of the Federal Reserve since Sept. 17 into account, the United States banking system (and perhaps the global one) has already entered into a new systemic crisis. The Fed is issuing tens of billions of dollars a day […]

by October 13, 2019 Glass-Steagall, News
The Fuyao company, subject of "American Factory"

“American Factory:” Where’s American Capital?

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 8, 2019—What happens when a Chinese company takes over an abandoned American factory in the Midwest? That’s the subject of the Netflix film American Factory, which was shown yesterday at the headquarters of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), AAM President Scott Paul noted that the […]

by October 8, 2019 Commentary, News
A partial picture of the book Hamilton Versus Wall Street.

Spannaus to Speak in Shepherdstown

Oct. 5, 2019– Lovettsville resident and journalist Nancy Spannaus will present the case for Alexander Hamilton’s economics and their relevance today at Four Seasons Books at 7 pm on October 9. Spannaus’s argument is presented in her book Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of […]

by October 5, 2019 News Shorts
Professor Joanne Freeman, author of Fields of Blood

Putting Today’s Partisanship in Perspective

A Report on Joanne Freeman’s Talk on Her Book Fields of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War By Nancy Spannaus October 4, 2019—When she began researching her book Fields of Blood 17 years ago, Yale professor Joanne Freeman did not have a crystal ball to predict […]

by October 4, 2019 History, News
The author at Cascades Public Library, Sept. 30.

Debate on Hamilton’s Economics Begins

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 2, 2019—My series of book talks on my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics has begun, and hopefully it’s just the beginning of growing process of public debate. The American people have to be educated on the American […]

by October 2, 2019 History, News
FDR joins youth at a CCC camp.

FDR’s Environmentalism: Improve Nature for Mankind

By Nancy Spannaus (Sept. 24, 2019–Yes, we need to improve nature! I am reprinting this article because I believe it is crucial to resurrect the thinking of the author of the original New Deal, in order to address the array of crises being faced by this nation, and the world. […]

by September 24, 2019 Commentary, Infrastructure
Skidrow, home of thousands of homeless in Los Angeles

Behind the Housing Crisis: Speculation

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 16, 2019—A recent article by Kathryn Milani on the blog of the Roosevelt Institute, along with the uproar over the homeless crisis in the Los Angeles area, has led me to once again address the housing crisis. This is a crisis that I also experience close […]

by September 17, 2019 News
Alexander Hamilton at the Treasury

New Book Unravels Hamilton’s “Energetic Government”

Alexander Hamilton’s Public Administration Richard T. Green University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa 2019, 258 pp.   A Review by Nancy Spannaus Sept. 13, 2019—The title of Richard Green’s book Alexander Hamilton’s Public Administration, while accurate, by no means captures the critical content of this excellent book.  For, unlike many other […]

by September 13, 2019 Review