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An Instrument of Revolution

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the use of paper money and assignats to finance the American Revolution and the French Revolution, respectively. Before the First Continental Congress assembled, some of the ... More


Between Sin and Crisis

Vincenzo Ruggiero

in Dirty Money: On Financial Delinquency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198783220
eISBN:
9780191826252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783220.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The financial crisis known as the ‘Dutch tulip mania’ led to tulip bulbs being traded for very large sums of money throughout the 1620s and 1630s. This chapter documents the crisis along with the ... More


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