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The Resource A nation of counterfeiters : capitalists, con men, and the making of the United States, Stephen Mihm

A nation of counterfeiters : capitalists, con men, and the making of the United States, Stephen Mihm

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A nation of counterfeiters : capitalists, con men, and the making of the United States
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A nation of counterfeiters
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capitalists, con men, and the making of the United States
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Stephen Mihm
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Capitalists, con men, and the making of the United States
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Language
eng
Summary
"Few of us question the slips of green paper that come and go in our purses, pockets, and wallets. Yet confidence in the money supply is a recent phenomenon. Prior to the Civil War, the United States did not have a single, national currency. Instead, countless banks issued paper money in a bewildering variety of denominations and designs -- more than ten thousand different kinds by 1860. Counterfeiters flourished amid this anarchy, putting vast quantities of bogus bills into circulation."--Cover
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
HG336.U5
LC item number
M54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A nation of counterfeiters : capitalists, con men, and the making of the United States, Stephen Mihm
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A nation of counterfeiters : capitalists, con men, and the making of the United States, Stephen Mihm
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-427) and index
Contents
Prologue : Confidence and the currency -- Bordering on alchemy -- Cogniac street capitalism -- The bank wars -- The western bankers -- Passing and detecting -- Ghosts in the machine -- Banking on the nation -- Epilogue : Condfidence in the country
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24 cm.
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Extent
ix, 457 p.
Isbn
9780674032446
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(pbk.)
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2007009741
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ill.
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(OCoLC)86109817

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