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The Resource The founders and finance : how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy, Thomas K. McCraw

The founders and finance : how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy, Thomas K. McCraw

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The founders and finance : how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy
Title
The founders and finance
Title remainder
how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy
Statement of responsibility
Thomas K. McCraw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1776 the United States government started out on a shoestring and quickly went bankrupt fighting its War of Independence against Britain. At the war's end, the national government owed tremendous sums to foreign creditors and its own citizens. But lacking the power to tax, it had no means to repay them. The Founders and Finance is the first book to tell the story of how foreign-born financial specialists--immigrants--solved the fiscal crisis and set the United States on a path to long-term economic success. Pulitzer Prize--winning author Thomas K. McCraw analyzes the skills and worldliness of Alexander Hamilton (from the Danish Virgin Islands), Albert Gallatin (from the Republic of Geneva), and other immigrant founders who guided the nation to prosperity. Their expertise with liquid capital far exceeded that of native-born plantation owners Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, who well understood the management of land and slaves but had only a vague knowledge of financial instruments--currencies, stocks, and bonds. The very rootlessness of America's immigrant leaders gave them a better understanding of money, credit, and banks, and the way each could be made to serve the public good. The remarkable financial innovations designed by Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants enabled the United States to control its debts, to pay for the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, and--barely--to fight the War of 1812, which preserved the nation's hard-won independence from Britain."--Jacket
Summary
Discusses how such immigrant founders as Alexander Hamilton, Albert Gallatin, and others were more financially savvy than native-born plantation owners Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, and how they carried the nation to prosperity
Writing style
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10156186
Cataloging source
DLC
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McCraw, Thomas K
Dewey number
330.973/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ261
LC item number
.M37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
330.973 M17f
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True
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  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Gallatin, Albert
  • United States
  • Gallatin, Albert
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • United States
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Gallatin, Albert
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Finance, Public
  • Monetary policy
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Economic policy
  • Finance, Public
  • Monetary policy
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Founding fathers
  • Finanzwirtschaft
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy
Label
The founders and finance : how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy, Thomas K. McCraw
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/harvard.9780674067660
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
St. Croix and trauma -- New York and promise -- War and heroism -- Love and social status -- The roots of his thinking -- Robert Morris, Hamilton, and finance -- The Constitution -- New government, old debt -- The fight over the debt -- The bank of the United States -- Diversifying the economy -- Tensions and political parties -- The decline -- The duel -- Choosing the new world -- Moving to the west -- Entering politics -- Becoming Jeffersonian -- The climb to power -- Debt, armaments, and Louisiana -- Developing the west -- Embargo and frustration -- Dispiriting diplomacy -- The fate of the bank -- Financing the wayward war -- Winning the peace -- His long and useful life -- Immigrant exceptionalism? -- Comparisons and contingencies -- Capitalism and credit -- The political economy of Hamilton and Gallatin
Control code
ocn786273392
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 485 pages
Isbn
9780674066922
Lccn
2012014006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780674066922
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)786273392
Label
The founders and finance : how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy, Thomas K. McCraw
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/harvard.9780674067660
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
St. Croix and trauma -- New York and promise -- War and heroism -- Love and social status -- The roots of his thinking -- Robert Morris, Hamilton, and finance -- The Constitution -- New government, old debt -- The fight over the debt -- The bank of the United States -- Diversifying the economy -- Tensions and political parties -- The decline -- The duel -- Choosing the new world -- Moving to the west -- Entering politics -- Becoming Jeffersonian -- The climb to power -- Debt, armaments, and Louisiana -- Developing the west -- Embargo and frustration -- Dispiriting diplomacy -- The fate of the bank -- Financing the wayward war -- Winning the peace -- His long and useful life -- Immigrant exceptionalism? -- Comparisons and contingencies -- Capitalism and credit -- The political economy of Hamilton and Gallatin
Control code
ocn786273392
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 485 pages
Isbn
9780674066922
Lccn
2012014006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780674066922
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)786273392

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