Origins of the Federal Reserve System: Money, Class, and Corporate Capitalism, 1890-1913

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Cornell University Press, 1989 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
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This dense, scholarly work describes the success of the rising corporate elite of the early 20th century in convincing the American public to embrace radical changes in the banking system, which were ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Banking Reform in Theory and History
17
The Decline of CompetitiveEntrepreneurial Capitalism
31
The Emergence of Corporate Capitalism
49
The Making of the Gold Standard
103
Toward a Central Banking
127
Forging a Consensus on Central Banking 19068
159
The National Monetary Commission and the New Agenda
188
Money Class and Politics
213
APPENDIXES
235
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James Livingston, professor of history at Rutgers University, is author of "Origins of the Federal Reserve System: Money, Class, and Corporate Capitalism, 1890-1913".

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