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Designing 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/9780262016377.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the five Liberty Loans which financed two-thirds of the cost of American participation in World War I. The contract terms for the five Liberty Loans exhibited a level of ... 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


Paying down the War Debt

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/9780262016377.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines how the Treasury reduced wartime debt. Andrew Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury, and his colleagues first addressed the problem of refinancing the postwar overhang of short-term ... More


The Money Trust (1890–1920)

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:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The money trust and the development of the Federal Reserve. The central role of Wall Street power brokers in the country and the increasing sophistication of the exchanges. The Pecora hearings in ... More


Treasury Cash Management: War Loan Deposit Accounts

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/9780262016377.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter describes the Treasury redeposit program. The Treasury was expected to redeposit in commercial banks the proceeds of wartime securities sales until the funds were needed. While the ... More


Kentucky Joins the Great War

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168012
eISBN:
9780813168784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the commonwealth’s response to World War I and efforts to support the war after the United States entered it in April 1917. It describes support from newspaper editors Henry ... More


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