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Author LinkNelson, Scott Reynolds.
Title LinkA nation of deadbeats : an uncommon history of America’s financial disasters / Scott Reynolds Nelson.
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Description xvi, 330 p., [12] p. of plates :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-319) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject LinkFinancial crises -- United States -- History.
LinkRecessions -- United States -- History.
LinkDepressions -- History.
LinkUnited States -- Economic conditions.

System Number 000663775
ISBN Link9780307272690

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