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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


The Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840–70)

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:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

Railroad financing through the Civil War, 1840–70. The attraction of railroads as the first major infrastructure investment; scandals involving financiers; major panic following dissolution of Bank ... More


The Robber Barons (1870–90)

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:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

Age of the robber barons and role of strong, dominant figures in the development of Wall Street, including Gould, Rockefeller, Pierpont Morgan, and Jacob Schiff. Further development of the markets, ... More


Discretion and the Treasury Department

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Panic of 1873 and its political implications for the Republican Party and the Treasury Department. More specifically, it shows how the Republican defeat in the congressional ... More


The Loan That Saved Russia?: Reassessing the 5 Percent Russian Government Loan of 1906

Hassan Malik

in Bankers and Bolsheviks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691170169
eISBN:
9780691185002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170169.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the 1905 Revolution, underscoring the price Russia paid for the strategic errors discussed in the previous chapter, and stressing the important financial-historical legacy of ... More


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


Paul M. Warburg: 1868–1932: Daddy Warbucks

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes Paul Warburg’s role in the creation of the Federal Reserve System.


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


Pre-War Crises

Youssef Cassis

in Crises and Opportunities: The Shaping of Modern Finance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600861
eISBN:
9780191724930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600861.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

This chapter discusses four major financial crises that broke out in the core industrial countries from the late 19th century to the Second World War: the Baring Crisis of 1890 in Britain, and the ... More


Coining Foliage into Gold

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Chapter Five examines the workings of future storytelling, focusing on the mulberry bubble of the late 1830s. During this period, mulberry trees became a focus of financial speculation, not only ... More


Plath's Poetry and Fiction

Luke Ferretter

in Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the relationship between the poetry and the fiction that Plath was writing at the same time during the different periods of her creative career. The first section examines the ... 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


Buddhism

Corinna Nicolaou

in A None's Story: "Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173940
eISBN:
9780231541251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173940.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

On her drive back to Washington from LA, the author stops at the University of California at Berkeley, her old alma mater. It was here that the low-grade anxiety she suffered from as a child first ... More


Living with Violence and Insecurity

Nina Gren

in Occupied Lives: Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166952
eISBN:
9781617976568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter 2 investigates some themes related to resilience and ‘an extended normality’ under crisis. In the political void the camp inhabitants found themselves in, some events and behavior related to ... 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


Writing

Artemis Leontis

in Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter follows Eva Palmer Sikelianos's life to its end. From writing Upward Panic to exchanging weaving tips, to translating Angelos Sikelianos's work, to becoming a polylingual correspondent ... More


Young Ladies Seduced and Carried Off by Terrorists: Secrets, Spies, and Anticommunist Moral Panic

Benjamin A. Cowan

in Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627502
eISBN:
9781469627526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627502.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Five investigates the impact of moral technocracy—the ways in which doctrinalized moral panic suffused security institutions and made inroads into repressive practice. Categorical alarm about ... More


The Crisis

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

County leaders continue to push for internal improvements that will benefit Appomattox Court House, including the construction of a plank road from there to Oakville, on the James River, to ... More


Technologies of the defended home

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

in Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Defence has always been a primary element in home design; this chapter traces the ebbs and flows of fortification over time, tracing back the contemporary alternative features of withdrawal and ... More


The California Mission

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's California mission and its impact on his career and reputation. As Stanton and Ellen were enjoying their honeymoon, American politics became increasingly ... More


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