Dr. Tiemann's Gold Rush research provides instruction for the Global History of Capitalism project at Oxford Dr. Tiemann has written and will be teaching his second Oxford Case study on the topic of "Discounting gold: Money and banking in Gold Rush Californi, in partnership with Dr. Christopher McKenna for the Global History of Capital Project. Dr. Tiemann has [...]
California Historical Society blog features Dr. Tiemann's research Dr. Tiemann has devoted much of his spare time researching, reading and exploring archival materials about how banking emerged during the years both prior to as well as during the California Gold Rush. In the course of his research, he has dug deep into both the Huntington Library and the [...]
Dr. Tiemann presents a California Gold Rush talk to the Fellowship Forum Dr. Tiemann was the invited speaker at the Fellowship Forum in Palo Alto on March 19, 2019. This is a local group that meets weekly to hear speakers on a variety of topics. Dr. Tiemann spoke about banking in early California history, both before and after the Gold [...]
A history of how a shipping company becomes a bank Dr. Tiemann was the invited speaker at the Rotary Club of San Mateo on February. His talk was entitled “Banking in Gold Rush California — The Adams Express Company.” In this talk, Dr. Tiemann explores the story of the Adams Express Company — the largest express company and second-largest bank [...]
Dr. Tiemann presented a talk at the Business Management Discussion Group on Monday, February 4th in Santa Monica, California entitled “Why the Debt Ceiling Matters - and What to do About It.”
Dr. Tiemann has begun to research California banking history and to present his findings in talks, such as one given at the Huntington Library in July 2018 entitled "Globalization 1855: How the Crimean War Upended Banking in Gold Rush San Francisco."
In today's increasingly digital economy, we can get through our day without ever having to touch cash, write a check or go to a bank. The question of what "money" is emerges as we consider what the relative advantages and disadvantages are of maintaining all of our transactions through electronic systems. Bitcoin poses yet additional challenges for those who believe [...]