Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

The Wall Street bull charges ahead, unlike the economy.

The Wall Street Hamilton Would Oppose

By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 3, 2020–With the election all but over, Wall Street is finally back in the news. Hearings in the Congress this week brought sharp confrontations over the way the Trump administration’s rescue packages for the COVID-struck economy (like the Obama rescue packages before it) have fed the […]

by December 4, 2020 0 comments Alexander Hamilton, News
George Washington's inauguration (national archives)

Giving Thanks for a Nation

By Nancy Spannaus November 26, 2020—Contrary to popular culture, Thanksgiving Day in the United States was never just about family. From the time of the Pilgrims, to George Washington, to Abraham Lincoln, it was about humbly expressing our gratitude for surviving as a nation (or a community), and committing ourselves […]

by November 26, 2020 1 comment Commentary, History
CWA workers building a library in Maryland.

The Emergency Jobs Program of 1933-34

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 21, 2020—When FDR’s relief expert Harry Hopkins told FDR about the looming emergency for tens of millions of Americans in the winter of 1933-34, FDR authorized action. If nothing were done, Hopkins had said, people would starve en masse. Immediate action was needed, because, as he […]

by November 21, 2020 0 comments Commentary, History
A shortened version of the cover

Groundbreaking Economic History Book Released

New Economic History Book Reveals Hidden Struggle Behind the Industrial Revolution Nationalist Statesmen Battle Wall Street and Southern Slaveholders in Fight to Create Canals, Railroads, and Modern Society November 20, 2020–What motivated the key people who created the industrial revolution? In this ground-breaking new book on economic history, author Anton […]

by November 20, 2020 2 comments History, News
The document's cover page

Hamilton and Slavery: Misinformation Refuted!

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 11, 2020—In the face of a flood of media coverage of a historical interpreter claiming Alexander Hamilton was an “enslaver,”  a detailed refutation of many of the claims has been written and made public.  Philo Hamilton and Hamilton expert Michael E. Newton declare from the outset: […]

by November 11, 2020 1 comment Alexander Hamilton, News, Uncategorized
All ready for Christmas.

Christmas Sale for Hamilton Versus Wall Street!

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 10, 2020—In this political cauldron we are living through, the people of the United States are in dire need of reacquaintance with the American System of Economics, the school of political economy established by Alexander Hamilton.  I have just the book to introduce them to it […]

by November 10, 2020 0 comments Alexander Hamilton, News
An anti-populist cartoon from the 1890s, as reproduced by Thomas Frank

Can We Revive “We the People?”

A Review of Thomas Frank’s The People, NO! A Brief History of Anti-Populism By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 7, 2020—As the current brawl over the presidential election results should make clear, the people of the United States are dangerously divided, almost split down the middle. In my view, the question before […]

by November 7, 2020 3 comments History, Review
Countering Myths about Alexander Hamilton

Countering Myths about Alexander Hamilton

A Report on the AHA Society’s Book Club Discussion with Dr. Stephen F. Knott By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 22, 2020—The Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society did another public service with its Oct. 18 book club discussion with Dr. Stephen F. Knott. The event provoked a lively and informative discussion countering […]

by October 24, 2020 1 comment Alexander Hamilton, News
Adam Levinson of statutesandstories.com

Spannaus Podcast on Hamilton Now Available

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 17, 2020—The October 5th interview which I did with American history blogger Adam Levinson is now available on podcast. It is entitled Nancy Spannaus on Hamilton. You can access the discussion at https://wsqfradio.com/statutes-stories/. Levinson runs the blog https://statutesandstories.com, which uses analysis of the law to illuminate […]

by October 17, 2020 0 comments Founders, News Shorts
FDR signing Glass-Steagall in June 1933.

A Timely Argument for Glass-Steagall

By Nancy Spannaus* Oct. 14, 2020—The Oct. 2 release of Arthur Wilmarth’s new book calling for a new Glass-Steagall law is timely, and critical.  Unfortunately, it is not clear that the relevant political figures are yet prepared to listen. Wilmarth’s book is entitled Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a […]

by October 14, 2020 0 comments Glass-Steagall, News