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The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar (Enterprise)

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Most Americans are familiar with the political history of the United States, but there is another history woven all through it, a largely forgotten history--the story of the money men. Acclaimed historian H. W. Brands brings them back to life: J. P. Morgan, who stabilized a foundering U.S. Treasury in 1907; Alexander Hamilton, who founded the first national bank, and Nicholas Biddle, under whose directorship it failed; Jay Cooke, who helped to finance the Union war effort through his then-innovative strategy of selling bonds to ordinary Americans; and Jay Gould, who tried to corner the market on gold in 1869 and as a result brought about Black Friday and fled for his life.

Synopsis:

An "insightful" () history of the development of American capitalism and the men who made it great.

About the Author

Best-selling author H. W. Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas. He lives in Austin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393330502
Author:
Brands, H W
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Brands, H. W.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Money & Monetary Policy
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
United States Economic conditions.
Subject:
Capitalists and financiers -- United States.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
W.W. Norton Paperback
Series:
Enterprise
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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