Robert E. Wright

Augustana College

Robert E. Wright is the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana College in South Dakota and a board member of Historians Against Slavery. Wright (Ph.D., History, SUNY Buffalo, 1997) has authored or co-authored 15 books, including Financial Founding Fathers (Chicago, 2006), One Nation Under Debt (McGraw Hill, 2008), and Corporation Nation (UPenn, 2014). He also edited Bailouts(Columbia, 2010) and Guide to U.S. Economic Policy (CQ, 2014, with Tom Zeiler) and two monograph series for Pickering and Chatto and currently serves as the academic editor of the Cambridge University Press book series “Slavery Since Emancipation.”

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