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A nation of deadbeats : an uncommon history of America's financial disasters

Author: Scott Reynolds Nelson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of financial crashes in the United States offers concise explanations of little-understood principles about consumer debt that were at the core of each recession, recounting lending practices and schemes that triggered large-scale crashes and controversies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Reynolds Nelson
ISBN: 9780307272690 0307272699
OCLC Number: 769424535
Description: xvi, 330 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: A republic of deadbeats: a few technical terms --
Duer's disgrace --
A botanizing excursion --
Monkey jackets, the uncorked Mississippi, and the birth of caterpillar banks --
The second bank, the monkey jacket war, and Tenskwatawa's revenge --
The politics of panic, the economics of rags --
Leviathan --
Of swamps and calculus --
Ceres Americana --
A storm of wheat --
Crosses of gold --
Who put the roar in the Roaring Twenties? --
Conclusions, conclusions --
Postscript: Here be dragons: what's wrong with how historians and economists have written about financial panics.
Responsibility: Scott Reynolds Nelson.

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A history of financial crashes in the United States offers concise explanations of little-understood principles about consumer debt that were at the core of each recession, recounting lending practices and schemes that triggered large-scale crashes and controversies.
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