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Crossing the Atlantic: Migrants and Settlers in Canada

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Historic data on the Canadian population reveal the contribution made to its increase by immigration and especially by migrants of English, Irish, Scottish and (to a lesser extent) Welsh origin. ... More


“My negro Woman Judah”: William's Decision

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In the two decades preceding removal, Creeks and other Indians in the South were under great pressure to distance themselves from their black relatives. Georgia and the United States seized Creek ... More


Futures Contracts and Futures Markets

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This is the first of two chapters dealing with futures contracts, and it concentrates on the defining characteristics of a futures contract, on ways in which it can be settled, on types of ... More


Robert Morris's Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder

Ryan K. Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300196047
eISBN:
9780300206975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196047.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1798 Robert Morris—“financier of the American Revolution,” confidant of George Washington, former U.S. senator—plunged from the peaks of wealth and prestige into debtors'prison and public ... More


The Fugitive's Properties: Uncle Tom's Incalculable Dividend

in The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044330
eISBN:
9780226241111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241111.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin stands as more readily pertinent to the coupling of law and literature, imaginative labor and speculative valuation, than many scholars of that text ... More


Introduction: Footstool of Liberty’s Throne: Hero-Making versus Historiography

Kevin T. Barksdale

in The Lost State of Franklin: America's First Secession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125213
eISBN:
9780813135199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125213.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This section identifies two interpretive paths of the historical scholarship of the statehood movement of Franklin. It notes that Franklin defenders have treated the statehood movement as a serious ... More


On the Potential for Speculation to Threaten Biodiversity Loss

Joanne C. Burgess, Chris J. Kennedy, and Charles (Chuck) Mason

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many wildlife commodities, such as ivory, rhino horn and bear bile, have been stockpiled in large quantities by speculators who expect that future price increases justify forgoing the interest income ... More


On the Dark Side of the Market

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the double game of relentless increases in efficiency. The notion that financial speculation is endowed with a special force, which justifies its economic functions, is echoed ... More


Panic!

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter investigates how the notion of panic crystallizes in representations of the market and how it affects the hierarchy of speculators. The charismatic features of the latter cannot ... More


Conclusion: Back to the Future

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides the domain of historical documents in order to explore how these boundaries of finance works. Such boundaries are not a mere historical curiosity, but something which is very ... More


Rules, Tools, and Fools

Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan

in What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164689
eISBN:
9780231535236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164689.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter categorizes the responses of the people in dealing with the uncertainty. When faced with an eminent risk, a person behaves like one of three personas: engineer, gambler, or speculator. ... More


Abandoning the Stockholders

Lawrence E. Mitchell

in Corporate Irresponsibility: America`s Newest Export

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090239
eISBN:
9780300137767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090239.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that the key to unlocking long-term value in American corporations and to ensuring a governance and ownership structure which will provide for sustainable corporate productivity ... More


Migration

Dan Allosso

in Peppermint Kings: A Rural American History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300236828
eISBN:
9780300252620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236828.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains explain why migrants to western New York like the Ranney family looked farther west and bought parcels in Michigan even as they began making new farms in Phelps. It explores the ... More


Realism in Financial Markets

William K. Tabb

in The Restructuring of Capitalism in Our Time

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158428
eISBN:
9780231528030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158428.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains the nature of endogenous financial crises by drawing on an alternative approach offered by Hyman Minsky, with particular emphasis on his understanding of the incentives of ... More


Interest Rate Defense against Speculative Attack as a Signal: A Primer

Allan Drazen (ed.)

in Managing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155401
eISBN:
9780226155425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155425.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter deals with an interest rate defense against a speculative attack on a currency regime. It argues that a major effect of high interest rates is to signal the government's willingness or ... More


The Stock Market Game in Post-war Britain

Kieran Heinemann

in Playing the Market: Retail Investment and Speculation in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198864257
eISBN:
9780191896439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864257.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

After World War II, the financial sector took a back seat in Britain’s political economy and Labour’s nationalization programme initially wiped out significant areas of investment. In the post-war ... More


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