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Founding Finance : How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation - William Hogeland

Founding Finance

How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation

Paperback Published: 15th February 2014
ISBN: 9780292757530
Number Of Pages: 284

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Recent movements such as the Tea Party and anti-tax "constitutional conservatism" lay claim to the finance and taxation ideas of America's founders, but how much do we really know about the dramatic clashes over finance and economics that marked the founding of America? Dissenting from both right-wing claims and certain liberal preconceptions, Founding Finance brings to life the violent conflicts over economics, class, and finance that played directly, and in many ways ironically, into the hardball politics of forming the nation and ratifying the Constitution—conflicts that still continue to affect our politics, legislation, and debate today.

Mixing lively narrative with fresh views of America's founders, William Hogeland offers a new perspective on America's economic infancy: foreclosure crises that make our current one look mild; investment bubbles in land and securities that drove rich men to high-risk borrowing and mad displays of ostentation before dropping them into debtors' prisons; depressions longer and deeper than the great one of the twentieth century; crony mercantilism, war profiteering, and government corruption that undermine any nostalgia for a virtuous early republic; and predatory lending of scarce cash at exorbitant, unregulated rates, which forced people into bankruptcy, landlessness, and working in the factories and on the commercial farms of their creditors. This story exposes and corrects a perpetual historical denial—by movements across the political spectrum—of America's all-important founding economic clashes, a denial that weakens and cheapens public discourse on American finance just when we need it most.

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"Mixing lively narrative with fresh views of America's founders, in Founding Finance, William Hogeland offers a new perspective on America's economic infancy." * McCormick Messenger *

Chapter One. The Founders, Finance, and Us (2012) Chapter Two. Regulate, Riot, Occupy (1765-1771) Chapter Three. Two Revolutions? (1771-1776) Chapter Four. Conceived in War Debt (1776-1783) Chapter Five. History on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1913-2012) Chapter Six. An Existential Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1784-1789) Chapter Seven. It's Hamilton's World ... We Just Live In It (1790-1791) Chapter Eight. Crackdown and Lockup: Cincinnatus, the Whiskey Rebels, and the End of Thomas Paine (1792- ) Chapter Nine. Gather Your Armies (2012) Acknowledgments References

ISBN: 9780292757530
ISBN-10: 0292757530
Series: Discovering America
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 15th February 2014
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45

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