08 December 2019

The Mystique of Money: Tax Culture and ‘Race’ in Two Centuries”

The Ottawa Historical Association's next presentation of its 2019-20 Speaker Series is at the Ottawa Art Gallery (50 Mackenzie King Bridge) on Tuesday, 10 December:

“The Mystique of Money: Tax Culture and ‘Race’ in Two Centuries”

 A public lecture by Shirley Tillotson

The mystique of money is about its power both to hide and to reveal. Using examples from her recent book, Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy (UBC Press, 2017), and from the Dalhousie University inquiry about its connections to race and slavery in the 1810s, Tillotson will explore both sides of the mystique of money and especially its relationship to systems of racial power.

Shirley Tillotson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Dalhousie University.

This presentation is sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association, which named Give and Take as the 2019 Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History. Copies of Give and Take will be available for purchase at the presentation, courtesy of Perfect Books.

The presentation will begin at 7:15 p.m.
Parking is available at the nearby Rideau Centre.

All are welcome!

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