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LAVC Faculty Member Publishes a New Book

Michael Powelson, adjunct assistant professor of History, LAVC, has recently published Swindlers All: A Brief History of Government Business Frauds from Alexander Hamilton to AIG. The book chronicles some of the government and business frauds carried out throughout US history.

LAVC Faculty Member Publishes a New Book

Michael Powelson, adjunct assistant professor of History, LAVC, has recently published a book titled Swindlers All: A Brief History of Government Business Frauds from Alexander Hamilton to AIG.

In the wake of the Great Recession of 2007-2008, millions of hardworking Americans lost their jobs and their homes, their retirements, their income. Yet the corporations that caused the Great Recession lost nothing and were in fact given trillions of dollars by the government in an unprecedented financial bailout. While over 16 trillion dollars went missing, not a single Wall Street executive was punished or even charged with a crime. 

Swindlers All: A Brief History of Government Business Frauds from Alexander Hamilton to AIG chronicles some of the government and business frauds carried out throughout US history from the time of founding of the United States to the modern-day Great Recession of 2007-2008.

He was also featured on the radio and television show Rising Up with Sonali on the Pacifica station KPFK. Watch or listen to the interview on the Rising Up with Sonali webpage.

Michael Powelson is currently an adjunct history professor at California State University, Channel Islands and Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys. He has taught at a variety of colleges, including Xavier University in New Orleans, Baruch College in New York City, Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and Omsk State University in Omsk, Russia. Trained as a Latin American historian, Powelson teaches both U.S. and Latin American history courses as well as the “History of Business and Economics in North America,” from which came the idea for this book. He holds a bachelor's and master’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, and his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in New York.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 9/1/2019 5:01:06 PM