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The Sassoons

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
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The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire.
Sponsored by Northwest Neighbors Village. The influential merchants of the 19th and early 20th centuries shaped the globalization of today. The Sassoons, a Baghdadi-Jewish trading family, built a global trading enterprise by taking advantage of major historical developments during the 19th century. Their story is not just one of an Arab Jewish family that settled in India, traded in China, and aspired to be British; it also presents an extraordinary vista into the world in which they lived and prospered economically, politically, and socially. This is not only about their rise, but also about their decline, why it happened, how political and economic changes after the First World War adversely affected them, and finally, how realizing their aspirations to reach the upper echelons of British society led to their disengagement from business and prevented them from adapting to the new economic and political world order. Join us to hear Georgetown University Professor Joseph Sassoon talk about the globe-spanning history of a fascinating family. Registration is required by December 4. Limited to 100 participants.