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The first Wall Street : Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the birth of American finance

Author: Robert E Wright
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the of Chestnut Street and its forgotten role in the birth of American finance. It reveals how Philadelphia played a role in the financing of the American Revolution. This book will appeal  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Wright
ISBN: 0226910261 9780226910260
OCLC Number: 928517107
Description: vii, 210 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Of financial markets and marketplaces --
Colonial precedents --
Revolutionary developments --
Money, money, money --
Hamilton's vision --
Hazardous voyages --
Building nest eggs and homes --
Transportation elation --
Philadelphia's finest --
Wall Street ascendant --
Legacy of growth.
Responsibility: Robert E. Wright.

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