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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 pages, [12] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Preface: A republic of deadbeats: a few technical terms
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
Postscript: Here be dragons: what's wrong with how historians and economists have written about financial panics.
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: 0307272699
9780307272690
Statement of Responsibility: Scott Reynolds Nelson
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-319) and index.
Subject Headings: United States Economic conditions. Depressions History. Recessions United States History. Financial crises United States History.
Topical Term: Depressions
Recessions
Financial crises
LCCN: 2012025264
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