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Wall Street : a history : from its beginnings to the fall of Enron

Author: Charles R Geisst
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [Rev. and expanded ed.]View all editions and formats
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"In the seven years since the publication of the first edition of Wall Street, America's financial industry has undergone a series of wrenching events that have dramatically changed the nation's economic landscape. The bull market of the 1990s came to a close, ushering in the end of the dot-com boom, a record number of mergers occurred, and accounting scandals in companies like Enron and WorldCom shook the financial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Geisst
ISBN: 019517061X 9780195170610 0195170601 9780195170603
OCLC Number: 54828667
Notes: Edition statement from jacket.
Description: 438 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The early years (1790-1840) --
The railroad and Civil War eras (1840-70) --
The robber barons (1870-90) --
The age of the trusts (1880-1910) --
The money trust (1890-1920) --
The booming twenties (1920-29) --
Wall Street meets the New Deal (1930-35) --
The struggle continues (1936-54) --
Bull market (1954-69) --
Bear market (1970-81) --
Mergermania (1982-97) --
Running out of steam (1998- ).
Responsibility: Charles R. Geisst.

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Provides the history of Wall Street, explaining how a small, concentrated pocket of lower Manhattan came to have enormous influence in world affairs. This edition sums up the turbulence that has  Read more...

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