2014 March 30 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950


Wilton Historical Society/Wilton Library – Scholarly Series: American Made: The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut – Charles Morris at Wilton Historical Society

Sunday, March 30, 4 – 5:30 p.m. 
“The Dawn of Innovation – Charles Morris”  

This is the 5th and final lecture in the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society series “American Made – The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut.”   In The Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution, Mr. Morris shows us that the platform for America’s spectacular growth spurt was built in the first half of the century.    The War of 1812 jump started the great New England cotton mills, the iron centers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania and the forges around the Great Lakes.  Mr. Morris will present an overview of the book and its arguments with special emphasis on Connecticut’s own Eli Whitney.

Charles R. Morris has written fourteen books, including The Cost of Good Intentions, one of the New York Times’ Best Books of 1980, The Coming Global Boom, a New York Times’ Notable Book of 1990, The Tycoons, a Barrons’ Best Book of 2005, and The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, a New York Times’ Notable Book of the Year 2008. See the registration link for speaker details.

Reception following the talk.  No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books.  Series sponsor is Bankwell in Wilton.  Lecture sponsors: Lila and Buck Griswold. The moderator is Steve Hudspeth.  Registration required.