The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar (Enterprise)

The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar (Enterprise)

H. W. Brands


An "insightful" (Publishers Weekly) background of the improvement of yank capitalism and the lads who made it great.

so much americans are acquainted with the political heritage of the USA, yet there's one other historical past woven throughout it, a principally forgotten history―the tale of the money males. Acclaimed historian H. W. manufacturers brings them again to existence: J. P. Morgan, who stabilized a foundering U.S. Treasury in 1907; Alexander Hamilton, who based the 1st nationwide financial institution, and Nicholas Biddle, below whose directorship it failed; Jay Cooke, who helped to finance the Union battle attempt via his then-innovative technique of promoting bonds to bland american citizens; and Jay Gould, who attempted to nook the industry on gold in 1869 and consequently caused Black Friday and fled for his lifestyles.

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