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|Notes:||Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1957.|
|Description:||xxiii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Foreword / David R. Johnson --
Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Wampum, Boston Money, and Foreign Coin --
Ch. 3. Women Money Makers --
Ch. 4. Counterfeits from Great Britain and Ireland --
Ch. 5. Counterfeiting in the Southern Provinces --
Ch. 6. John Potter and Rhode Island Counterfeiters in 1741 --
Ch. 7. Coining and Counterfeiting in the Jerseys --
Ch. 8. Samuel Weed and the Derby Gang --
Ch. 9. Joseph Bill and His Massachusetts Gang --
Ch. 10. Owen Sullivan and the Dover Money Club --
Ch. 11. Silversmiths as Counterfeiters --
Ch. 12. The Pittsylvania and Morristown Gangs --
Ch. 13. John Bull Turns Counterfeiter.
|Responsibility:||Kenneth Scott ; foreword by David R. Johnson.|
In a final chapter, Scott assesses counterfeiting during the Revolution, when the British government found it an effective means for undermining the fledgling national economy." "As much a social history of colonial America as it is a narrative of one of the world's oldest crimes, Counterfeiting in Colonial America is sure to appeal to scholars, numismatists, and general readers alike."--Jacket.