In the early 1920s, the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company opened a massive rubber plantation in Liberia. Money from this venture quickly found its way to one of the most iconic libraries in America.
How much money was funneled into Princeton? As we find out in this podcast, it’s not clear.
This episode features Gregg Mitman, author of Empire of Rubber; Simon Gikandi, Chair of the English Department at Princeton; and Jon Ort, former EIC of the Daily Princetonian.