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Legacy of Growth

in The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter concludes with a discussion of the role that the dethroned Chestnut Street played in the economic development of the Delaware Valley in the decades leading to the Civil War. Unlike other ... More


The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Robert E. Wright

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

When Americans think of investment and finance, they think of Wall Street—though this was not always the case. During the dawn of the Republic, Philadelphia was the center of American finance. The ... More


Philadelphia's Finest

in The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that the lifeblood of Chestnut Street's financiers also ebbed away, by exploring in detail the life and death of one of Philadelphia's finest financiers: Michael Hillegas. The ... More


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