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The Campaign for a Federal Fleet Corporation

Gail Radford

in The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226037691
eISBN:
9780226037868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037868.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter tells the story of the creation of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, one of the first public authority-type agencies in the United States. The story illustrates how these agencies only ... More


To the City Limits and Beyond

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At several points in the 20th Century, plans were put forth to expand and develop a commuter rail system beyond what now exists. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s East Side Access project, ... More


Marketing the Liberty Loans

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses the marketing of Liberty Loans to finance America’s participation in World War I. Treasury Secretary McAdoo not only sold the bonds at market prices or better, he was also able ... More


Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Kenneth D. Garbade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The market for U.S. Treasury securities is a marvel of modern finance. In 2009 the Treasury auctioned $8.2 trillion of new securities, ranging from four-day bills to thirty-year bonds, in 283 ... More


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