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The Money Men Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar : Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar - H. W. Brands

The Money Men Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar

Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar

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Most Americans are familiar with the political history of the United States, but there is another history woven all through it, a largely forgotten history--the story of the money men. Acclaimed historian H. W. Brands brings them back to life: J. P. Morgan, who stabilized a foundering U.S. Treasury in 1907; Alexander Hamilton, who founded the first national bank, and Nicholas Biddle, under whose directorship it failed; Jay Cooke, who helped to finance the Union war effort through his then-innovative strategy of selling bonds to ordinary Americans; and Jay Gould, who tried to corner the market on gold in 1869 and as a result brought about Black Friday and fled for his life.

Prologue: The Money Questionp. 15
The Aristocracy of Capitalp. 19
The Bank Warp. 57
The Bonds of Unionp. 97
The Great Gold Conspiracyp. 131
The Transit of Jupiterp. 159
Epilogue: The Money Answerp. 199
Notesp. 207
For Further Readingp. 217
Acknowledgmentsp. 221
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780393330502
ISBN-10: 0393330508
Series: Enterprise
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th October 2007
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1