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Wall Street : a history

Author: Charles R Geisst
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"Wall Street is is a universal symbol of both the highest aspirations of economic prosperity and the basest impulses of greed and deception. Charles R. Geisst's Wall Street is a chronicle of the street itself-from the days when the wall was merely a defensive barricade built by Peter Stuyvesant to the latest highs and lows. It is also an engaging economic history of the United States, a tale of profits and losses,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geisst, Charles R.
Wall Street.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018002074
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Geisst
ISBN: 9780190613549 0190613548
OCLC Number: 1020300518
Description: xiv, 562 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The early years (1970-1840) --
The railroad and the Civil War era (1840-70) --
The robber barons (1870-90) --
The age of the trusts (1880-1910) --
The money trusts (1890-1920) --
The booming twenties (1920-29) --
Wall Street meets the New Deal (1930-35) --
The struggle continues (1936-1954) --
Bull market (1954-69) --
Bear market (1970-81) --
Mergermania (1982-97) --
Running out of steam (1998-2003) --
The cataclysm (2004-08) --
The great recession (2009-2013) --
Recovery, tapers, and tantrums (2014- ).
Responsibility: Charles R. Geisst.

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A timely update of the authoritative, engaging history of Wall Street and its role in the economic history of the United States and the world.  Read more...

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