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The money men : capitalism, democracy, and the hundred years' war over the American dollar

Author: H W Brands
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006.
Series: Enterprise (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"H. W. Brands recounts the century-long battle for the lifeblood of American commerce and power, focusing on five men whose lives and actions indelibly affected the course of American financial history. The story of these men is the story of how America transformed itself from a squabbling collection of small states into the foremost economic power in the world."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H W Brands
ISBN: 0393061841 9780393061840 9780393330502 0393330508
OCLC Number: 65205056
Notes: "Atlas Books."
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The aristocracy of capital --
The bank war --
The bonds of union --
The great gold conspiracy --
The transit of Jupiter.
Series Title: Enterprise (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: H.W. Brands.
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Focuses on five "Money Men": Alexander Hamilton, who championed a national bank; Nicholas Biddle, whose run-in with Andrew Jackson led to the bank's demise; Jay Cooke, who financed the Union in the  Read more...


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