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The Resource America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts

America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts

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America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837
Title
America's first Great Depression
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economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837
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Alasdair Roberts
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Language
eng
Summary
Roberts examines the financial, political, and social upheavals that occurred in the United States in the decade following the Panic of 1837, which he calls the First Great Depression. The years leading up to the panic, he says, were a time of boom marked by geographic expansion, the near elimination of the national debt, states borrowing large sums for improvement projects, and land values that appeared to be rising without end. He explains that the panic caused a deep economic depression that resulted in loan defaults by nine states, federal gridlock, a breakdown of law and order, a loss of faith in banks, and a slow recovery for the U.S. economy, which came back only after the Mexican War. Parallels to the country's current economic recession are clear throughout the text, and Roberts makes explicit comparisons in his conclusion
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non fiction
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America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts
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America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt7z6k2
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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mixed
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Contents
Boom and bust -- The states' crisis -- The federal government's crisis -- Law and order -- The end of the crisis
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1 online resource (255 pages)
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online
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9780801464201
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations
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