Economic History Workshop | "Branching Out: Banking and the Globalization of US Power, 1900s-1930s"
"Branching Out: Banking and the Globalization of US Power, 1900s-1930s"
Mary Bridges, Johns Hopkins University
Location: 211 Dickinson Hall & Zoom
This workshop will be offered in hybrid format both on Zoom and in-person. Registration is only required for those who plan on attending via Zoom.
We kindly ask that all in-person attendees follow the current University Covid-19 guidelines.
Mary Bridges (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is a historian of the twentieth-century United States, with an emphasis on the linkages between US foreign relations and business history. Her current book project, "Branching Out," argues that US multinational banks provided a crucial infrastructure of both global capitalism and US empire in the early twentieth century. The project explores the changing credit practices of overseas bankers, as US banks navigated new ways to profit from trade finance and their relationship to the US government. She is a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins in the School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to joining SAIS, she was a postdoctoral fellow with Yale University's International Security Studies program. She holds an MA from Yale in International Relations and a BA from Harvard, and she worked as a journalist prior to graduate school.