James P. Bevill, author and financial expert, will speak about his award-winning book The Paper Republic in Bennett Auditorium, October 20, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Although the stirring story of the Texas revolution has been told many times from a military standpoint, in The Paper Republic, Bevill takes the reader on a tour of the financial instruments issued to fund the Texian war machine. This is the first book to tell the important story of the epic struggle for money, credit and independence in the Republic of Texas.
For Texans, numismatists, financiers,and anyone interested in history, Bevill will offer an essential understanding about the role money plays in government and history, as well as tell the story of a debt crisis eerily similar to the headlines today.
The Texas Collection will host a short reception following the event where Mr. Bevill will be available to sign copies of his book. Actual money from the time period will also be on display.