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The Federal Government’s Crisis

Alasdair Roberts

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the impact of the First Great Depression on national politics. On the eve of the onset of the First Great Depression in spring 1837, the United States was a fragile compound, ... More


Boom and Bust

Alasdair Roberts

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses events surrounding the 1836–1848 economic crisis. The crisis not only imposed massive economic costs on the nation, but also threatened to undermine social order and the ... More


Law and Order

Alasdair Roberts

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the impact of the First Great Depression on law and order. In cities and farms across the United States, economic decline awakened old grievances about inequities in the ... More


The End of the Crisis

Alasdair Roberts

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses how the U.S. victory in the Mexican War marked the end of the First Great Depression. First, the war revived the nation’s spirits. For many Americans, military success restored ... More


Conclusion: Freedom, Order, and Economic Crisis

Alasdair Roberts

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter discusses the changes to the American political community resulting from the First Great Depression. These include institutional change: new restrictions on the role of state ... More


The States’ Crisis

Alasdair Roberts

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the profound impact of the First Great Depression on state government. In the 1830s, many American states borrowed heavily from British investors to finance canals, railroads, ... More


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