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The First Wall Street Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Author: Robert E Wright
Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Americans think of investment and finance, they think of Wall Street-though this was not always the case. During the dawn of the Republic, Philadelphia was the center of American finance. The first stock exchange in the nation was founded there in 1790, and around it the bustling thoroughfare known as Chestnut Street was home to the nation's most powerful financial institutions. The First Wall Street recounts  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Wright
ISBN: 9780226910260 0226910261 9780226910291 0226910296
OCLC Number: 1020173383
Description: 1 online resource (220 Seiten)

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When Americans think of investment and finance, they think of Wall Street-though this was not always the case. During the dawn of the Republic, Philadelphia was the center of American finance. The first stock exchange in the nation was founded there in 1790, and around it the bustling thoroughfare known as Chestnut Street was home to the nation's most powerful financial institutions. The First Wall Street recounts the fascinating history of Chestnut Street and its forgotten role in the birth of American finance. According to Robert E. Wright, Philadelphia, known for its cul ...

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