America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837 (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837

Author: Alasdair Roberts
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roberts examines the financial, political, and social upheavals that occurred in the United States in the decade following the Panic of 1837, which he calls the First Great Depression. The years leading up to the panic, he says, were a time of boom marked by geographic expansion, the near elimination of the national debt, states borrowing large sums for improvement projects, and land values that appeared to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair Roberts
OCLC Number: 1145792451
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages : illustrations)
Contents: Boom and bust --
The states' crisis --
The federal government's crisis --
Law and order --
The end of the crisis.
Responsibility: Alasdair Roberts.

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In this book, Alasdair Roberts describes how the United States dealt with the economic and political crisis that followed the Panic of 1837. -- Cornell University Press  Read more...

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