The Resource Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation, William Hogeland

Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation, William Hogeland

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Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation
Title
Founding finance
Title remainder
how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation
Statement of responsibility
William Hogeland
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recent movements such as the Tea Party and anti-tax "constitutional conservatism" lay claim to the finance and taxation ideas of America's founders, but how much do we really know about the dramatic clashes over finance and economics that marked the founding of America? Dissenting from both right-wing claims and certain liberal preconceptions, Founding Finance brings to life the violent conflicts over economics, class, and finance that played directly, and in many ways ironically, into the hardball politics of forming the nation and ratifying the Constitution--conflicts that still continue to affect our politics, legislation, and debate today. Mixing lively narrative with fresh views of America's founders, William Hogeland offers a new perspective on America's economic infancy: foreclosure crises that make our current one look mild; investment bubbles in land and securities that drove rich men to high-risk borrowing and mad displays of ostentation before dropping them into debtors' prisons; depressions longer and deeper than the great one of the twentieth century; crony mercantilism, war profiteering, and government corruption that undermine any nostalgia for a virtuous early republic; and predatory lending of scarce cash at exorbitant, unregulated rates, which forced people into bankruptcy, landlessness, and working in the factories and on the commercial farms of their creditors. This story exposes and corrects a perpetual historical denial--by movements across the political spectrum--of America's all-important founding economic clashes, a denial that weakens and cheapens public discourse on American finance just when we need it most
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Hogeland, William
Dewey number
336.7309/033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ247
LC item number
.H64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Discovering America
Series volume
[5]
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  • Finance, Public
  • Debts, Public
  • United States
  • United States
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Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation, William Hogeland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-261) and index
Contents
The founders, finance, and us (2012) -- Riot, regulate, occupy (1765-1771) -- Two revolutions? (1771-1776) -- Conceived in war debt (1776-1783) -- History on the verge of a nervous breakdown (1913-2012) -- An existential interpretation of the constitution of the United States (1783-1789) -- It's Hamilton's America -- : we just live in it (1789-1791) -- Crackdown and lockup : Cincinnatus, the whiskey rebels, and the end of Thomas Paine (1791- ) -- Gather your armies (2012)
Control code
ocn783173222
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780292743618
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023318
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)783173222
Label
Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation, William Hogeland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-261) and index
Contents
The founders, finance, and us (2012) -- Riot, regulate, occupy (1765-1771) -- Two revolutions? (1771-1776) -- Conceived in war debt (1776-1783) -- History on the verge of a nervous breakdown (1913-2012) -- An existential interpretation of the constitution of the United States (1783-1789) -- It's Hamilton's America -- : we just live in it (1789-1791) -- Crackdown and lockup : Cincinnatus, the whiskey rebels, and the end of Thomas Paine (1791- ) -- Gather your armies (2012)
Control code
ocn783173222
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780292743618
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023318
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)783173222

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