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A Little More of This World's Goods: Family, Kinship, and Economics

Joan E Cashin

in A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053449
eISBN:
9780199853861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053449.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The life in the new settlement offered different opportunities for planter men, women, and the slaves. Planter men who had been able to withstand the challenges of the Southwest wished to break free ... More


America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Alasdair Roberts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For a while, it seemed impossible to lose money on real estate. But then the bubble burst. The financial sector was paralyzed and the economy contracted. State and federal governments struggled to ... More


The Early Years (1790–1840)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The development of the NYSE from an outdoor market to the major marketplace in the country. The first major scandal after independence in NY; the role of private individuals in financing the war of ... More


Managing Fiscal Squeeze after the United States’ Panic of 1837

Alasdair Roberts

in When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

In 1836–39, the United States suffered a financial sector collapse that plunged the nation into a severe economic depression. The revenues of state and federal governments evaporated, prompting ... More


Mashpee to Washington Street { 1837–1839 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's life as a lecturer in lower Manhattan, the working-class section of New York City, during the period 1837–9. Buoyed by the Mashpee Indians' success before the ... More


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