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Wonderful Event: The South Sea Bubble and the Crisis of Property

John O’brien

in Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter aims to recapture the way that the South Sea Bubble of 1720 was understood by contemporaries as an essentially theatrical event, one readable through the generic codes of comedy and ... More


London and Amsterdam: The Great Crashes in These Cities in 1720

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Describes the Great Crashes in these cities in 1720. The great financial crashes of the Mississippi Company in Paris and the South Sea in London during 1720 and the way in which Cantillon increased ... More


The South Sea Bubble

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199944279
eISBN:
9780199980789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944279.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter begins by connecting the South Sea Bubble with the British government's need to finance its wars. It explored the use of a debt-equity swap to lower its interest cost. The bubble ... More


Man-Made Apocalypse: The Public Emergence of Self-Organization

Jonathan Sheehan and Dror Wahrman

in Invisible Hands: Self-Organization in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226752051
eISBN:
9780226233741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233741.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1720, unrestrained financial speculations in a newly commercialized scene across much of Europe (especially John Law's System in France and the South Sea Bubble in Britain) led to the first major ... More


Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Antoin E. Murphy

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book analyses the career and writings of the enigmatic Irish‐born economist Richard Cantillon, a banker and entrepreneur. Cantillon's work is examined in the context of the stock market ... More


Up to 1880

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

England experienced its first flurry of public offerings of company shares in the 1690s, followed by promotion ‘waves’ in 1720 (‘the South Sea Bubble’), the mid-1820s, the mid-1830s, and the ... More


Schemes and Projects 1712–1721

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Hill's schemes and projects from 1712 to 1721. Hill, like another of The Dunciad's victims, Daniel Defoe, devoted much of his early maturity to the obsessive pursuit of ... More


Gender and Risk in the Early Stock Market

Amy M. Froide

in Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain's Financial Revolution, 1690-1750

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767985
eISBN:
9780191821837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767985.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines female investors’ exposure to risk in the early stock market. While today we assume women investors are less likely to take risks, in the eighteenth century this was not the ... More


Poetic forms containing rampant money

Peter Robinson

in Poetry & Money: A Speculation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622539
eISBN:
9781800341524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622539.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins with the South Sea Bubble and the Financial Revolution by bringing to light an anonymous Jacobite Pindaric ode written in response to the consequences of this emblematic boom and ... More


Long before the New Deal

Paul G. Mahoney

in Wasting a Crisis: Why Securities Regulation Fails

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226236513
eISBN:
9780226236650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236650.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines two important historical episodes of misguided legislative reactions to a financial crisis. One is the run on the Bank of England in 1696, which produced a statute regulating ... More


Liberalism, Republicanism, and Finance

Christopher W. Calvo

in The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066332
eISBN:
9780813058474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066332.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter surveys the historiography on Jacksonian finance, emphasizing the literary association between finance and capitalism. Much of the chapter addresses early American opposition to ... More


Draining the Irish Sea: The Colonial Politics of Water

Nick Groom

in Coastal Works: Cultures of the Atlantic Edge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795155
eISBN:
9780191836503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795155.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1722, an anonymous author published Thoughts of a Project for Draining the Irish Channel. This neglected work is a satire on both the South Sea Bubble and Anglo-Irish politics, capitalizing on the ... More


Debt Collection and Its Legal Consequences

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Having lost their fortunes in the Mississippi Company and the South Sea, Joseph Gage, Lady Mary Herbert, and various members of her family sued Cantillon at both a criminal and civil level in an ... More


Conclusion: The Geography of Satire

Meredith McNeill Hale

in The Birth of Modern Political Satire: Romeyn de Hooghe and the Glorious Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198836261
eISBN:
9780191873539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836261.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This concluding chapter focuses on the question of circulation and impact: to what extent did De Hooghe’s satires travel beyond The Netherlands in the seventeenth century and what influence did they ... More


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