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A Nation of Deadbeats

An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
Nelson, Scott Reynolds (Book - 2012 )
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A history of financial crashes in the United States offers concise explanations of little-understood principles about consumer debt that were at the core of each recession, recounting lending practices and schemes that triggered large-scale crashes and controversies.
Authors: Nelson, Scott Reynolds
Title: A nation of deadbeats
an uncommon history of America's financial disasters
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xvi, 330 p., [12] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Contents: Duer's disgrace
A botanizing excursion
Monkey jackets, the uncorked Mississippi, and the birth of caterpillar banks
The second bank, the monkey jacket war, and Tenskwatawa's revenge
The politics of panic, the economics of rags
Leviathan
Of swamps and calculus
Ceres Americana
A storm of wheat
Crosses of gold
Who put the roar in the Roaring Twenties?
Conclusions, conclusions.
Summary: A history of financial crashes in the United States offers concise explanations of little-understood principles about consumer debt that were at the core of each recession, recounting lending practices and schemes that triggered large-scale crashes and controversies.
Local Note: 15 35 53 109 118 133 148 151 152 172 210 226 231 242 243
ISBN: 9780307272690
0307272699
Statement of Responsibility: Scott Reynolds Nelson
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-319) and index.
Subject Headings: Financial crises United States History. Recessions United States History. Depressions History. United States Economic conditions.
Topical Term: Financial crises
Recessions
Depressions
LCCN: 2012025264
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