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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. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
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In 1776 the United States government started out on a shoestring and quickly went bankrupt fighting its War of Independence against Britain. At the war's end, the national government owed tremendous sums to foreign creditors and its own citizens. But lacking the power to tax, it had no means to repay them. The Founders and Finance is the first book to tell the story of how foreign-born financial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Named Person: Albert Gallatin; Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton; Albert Gallatin; Albert Gallatin; Alexander Hamilton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas K McCraw
ISBN: 9780674067660 0674067665
OCLC Number: 835789719
Notes: OldControl:harvard. 9780674067660.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 485 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Alexander Hamilton, 1757-1804 --
Albert Gallatin, 1761-1849 --
The legacies.
Responsibility: Thomas K. McCraw.

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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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