The Greenback America team continued the research this week for their upcoming exhibit (see photo at the Library of Virginia below). The team’s Post-Doctoral Fellow, Michael Caires (pictured right in the photo), also took some time off from research to write a post for the popular Muster blog of the Journal of the Civil War Era. In the post, Caires does one thing the team intends to do with their exhibit, make the history of greenbacks relevant to a modern-day audience. Take a look- The Bubble: Greenbacks, Corruption, and the Politics of Looking Backwards.
For #financialfriday we share this repost from @grahamhistory, our Greenback America guest curator. Research blitz at the Library of Virginia. Today searching for the ways freedpeople first encountered greenbacks. Mike and Kelley turned up the best stuff, I came up dry. Altogether (and as always), it’s a much more complicated story than we imagined. #greenbackamerica #acwm #actionshot
A photo posted by American Civil War Museum (@acwmuseum) on Oct 21, 2016 at 11:53am PDT