Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War
Publish date: 1991-08-12
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages no: 784
Edition language: English
This is the text that economic historians complain is the only thing most mainstream historians have ever read about banking. Hammond focuses on Andrew Jackson’s bank war and specie circular, which he blames for the Panic of 1837. The Second Bank, he says, was a prototype of central banking, which...