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The founders and finance : how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy

Author: Thomas K McCraw
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1776 the U.S. owed huge sums to foreign creditors and its own citizens but, lacking the power to tax, had no means to repay them. This is the first book to tell the story of how foreign-born  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; Albert Gallatin; Alexander Hamilton; Albert Gallatin; Alexander Hamilton; Albert Gallatin; Albert Gallatin; Alexander Hamilton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas K McCraw
ISBN: 9780674066922 0674066928 9780674067660 0674067665
OCLC Number: 816371907
Description: 496 S. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Thomas K. McCraw.

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McCraw sheds light on personalities and policies in this overview of the development of early American finance. The newly independent United States 'had long been bankrupt'; both the fledgling Read more...

 
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