CT Supreme Court postcard, 1910
CT Supreme Court Historical Society





Eleventh Annual Meeting
Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
Thursday, May 12, 2016

How to Make a Dead Man:  Murder, Suicide, and Insurance Fraud in Nineteenth-Century New England

Hartford Club, Hartford, Co-sponsored by The Travelers Companies
by May 6 - PDF

Prof. MurphySharon Ann Murphy received her PhD in history from the University of Virginia in 2005. She is currently a professor of history at Providence College, where she teaches classes on the Early American Republic and Antebellum America, American Business History, and Panics and Depressions in American History. Her research examines the complex interactions between financial institutions and their clientele in the nineteenth century. She is the author of Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America (2010), winner of the 2012 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history, and the forthcoming book Other People's Money: How Banking Worked in the Early American Republic. Among her latest projects is an investigation of the public perception of banks around the Panic of 1819, and an examination of the relationship between commercial banks and slavery during the antebellum period.