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Title:
A nation of deadbeats : an uncommon history of America's financial disasters
Author:
Nelson, Scott Reynolds.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
xvi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Language:
English
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 -- Here be dragons.
ISBN:
9780307272690
Format :
Book

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