A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
The story of America is a story of dreamers and defaulters. It is also a story of dramatic financial panics that defined the nation, created its political parties, and forced tens of thousands to escape their creditors to new towns in Texas, Florida, and California. As far back as 1792, these panics boiled down to one simple question: Would Americans pay their debts—or were we just a nation of deadbeats?
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Nelson looks at the economic crises that have plagued the United States since the founding of the republic. He looks at different forms that credit and money have taken in the United States. He then ... Read full review
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The major strength of Nelson's (Leslie and Naomi Legum Professor of History, Coll. of William and Mary; Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend) latest work is in showing ... Read full review
CHAPTER ONE Ducrs Disgrace
CHAPTER THREE Monkcyjackcts the Uncorkcd Mississippi
CHAPTER SIX Leviathan
CHAPTER SEVEN Of Swamps and Calculus
CHAPTER EIGHT Ceres Americana
CHAPTER NINE A Storm of Wheat
CHAPTER ELEVEN Who Put the Roar in the Roaring Twenties?
CHAPTER TVElE Conclusions Conclusions