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Conversations at the Washington Library is a weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.

Depressions, Recessions, and Panics, Oh My!

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Scott Miller, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia and a former Washington Library research fellow, to discuss his latest findings regarding the economy of the early American Republic.

Scott Miller is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Virginia whose research examines the reformation of the American economy after independence from Great Britain. His work explores how a trans-regional cohort of merchant-entrepreneurs recreated commercial networks, domestic markets, and mechanisms of trust in the midst of post-Revolutionary economic, political, and social turmoil. Scott can be contacted at


Joseph Stoltz is a historian and the Deputy Director of Leadership Programs at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. He is also the author of A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory.

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