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Banks and politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Author: Bray Hammond
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1991, ©1985.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an account of how banking evolved in the United States in the context of the nation's political and social development. This book highlights not only the influence politicians exercised over  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bray Hammond
ISBN: 0691045070 9780691045078 0691005532 9780691005539
OCLC Number: 25970981
Description: xi, 771 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The setting, 1694-1781 --
The First American Bank, Philadelphia, 1781-1787 --
The start in New York, Boston, and Baltimore, 1784-1791 --
The Bank of the United States, 1791-1811 --
Politics and the growth of banking, 1791-1816 --
Failures and restraints, 1791-1820 --
The Federal Bank in operation and extinction, 1791-1811 --
War, suspension, and resumption, 1812-1816 --
The New Federal Bank, 1816-1822 --
Nicholas Biddle, 1822-1828 --
The Jacksonians, 1829-1841 --
The assault on the Federal Bank, 1829-1832 --
The Federal Bank destroyed, 1832-1836 --
Panic, suspension, resumption, 1837-1838 --
The foundering of the United States Bank of Pennsylvania, 1839-1841 --
The Suffolk Bank; the safety fund; Briscoe v. Bank of Kentucky; 1819-1865 --
Free banking in New York and Michigan, 1835-1865 --
The west: monopoly, prohibition, laisser faire, and regulation, 1830-1865 --
Banking in Canada before Confederation, 1792-1867 --
Practice and panic, 1853-1857 --
Federal monetary control restored, 1863-1865.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: by Bray Hammond.

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