The Resource Alexander Hamilton on finance, credit, and debt, [edited by] Richard Sylla and David J. Cowen, (ebook)

Alexander Hamilton on finance, credit, and debt, [edited by] Richard Sylla and David J. Cowen, (ebook)

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Alexander Hamilton on finance, credit, and debt
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Alexander Hamilton on finance, credit, and debt
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[edited by] Richard Sylla and David J. Cowen
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eng
Summary
While serving as the first treasury secretary from 1789 to 1795, Alexander Hamilton engineered a financial revolution. Hamilton established the Treasury debt market, the dollar, and a central bank, while strategically prompting private entrepreneurs to establish securities markets and stock exchanges and encouraging state governments to charter a growing number of commercial banks and other business corporations. Yet despite a recent surge of interest in Hamilton, U.S. financial modernization has not been fully recognized as one of his greatest achievements. This book traces the development of Hamilton's financial thinking, policies, and actions through a selection of his writings. The financial historians and Hamilton experts Richard Sylla and David J. Cowen provide commentary that demonstrates the impact Hamilton had on the modern economic system, guiding readers through Hamilton's distinguished career. The book showcases Hamilton's ideas on the founding of America, the need for a strong central government, his analysis of the nascent nation's problems such as a depreciating paper currency and weak public credit, and the architecture of the financial system. His great state papers on public credit, the national bank, the mint, and manufactures instructed reform of the nation's finances and jumpstarted economic growth. By playing a key role in the founding of three banks and a manufacturing corporation, Hamilton practiced what he preached. His deft political maneuvering and economic savvy saved the fledgling republic's economy, as he effectively managed the country's first full-blown financial crisis in 1792. Sylla and Cowen center Hamilton's writings on finance among his most important accomplishments, making his brilliance as an economic policy maker accessible to all interested in this Founding Father's legacy
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Midwest
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1757-1804
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Hamilton, Alexander
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332.0973
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Finance
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  • Debt
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adult
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Alexander Hamilton on finance, credit, and debt, [edited by] Richard Sylla and David J. Cowen, (ebook)
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9780231545556
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12039664
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12039664
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MWT12039664
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Alexander Hamilton on finance, credit, and debt, [edited by] Richard Sylla and David J. Cowen, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231545556
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12039664
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12039664
System control number
MWT12039664
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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