Wall Street : a history /

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Author / Creator:Geisst, Charles R., author.
Edition:Fourth edition.
Imprint:New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Description:xiv, 562 pages ; 24 cm
Subject:New York Stock Exchange.
New York Stock Exchange.
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
New York (State) -- New York -- Wall Street.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11661536
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other form:Online version: Geisst, Charles R. Wall Street. Updated edition. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] 9780190613556
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Wall Street chronicles America's securities industry from the early years of the Republic up to the present. Geisst (finance, Manhattan College) is the author of two previous publications on domestic and foreign finance of enterprise in the US in the 20th century: Exchange Rate Chaos (CH, May'96) and Entrepot Capitalism (CH, Oct'92). The book is divided into 11 chapters, which are arranged chronologically. The first four deal primarily with the 18th and 19th centuries: the early years (1790-1840), the railroad and Civil War years (1840-70), the robber barons (1870-90), and the age of the trusts (1880-1910). The remaining seven chapters concentrate on the 20th century: the money trust (1890-1920), the booming twenties (1920-29), the New Deal (1930-35), the continuing struggle (1936-54), the bull market (1954-69), the bear market (1970-81), and mergermania (1982-96). The book is nontechnical, relying primarily on published (rather than archival) sources. Wall Street will be useful for anyone with an interest in America's financial markets, both past and present; given the wide participation in the bull market of recent years, this suggests a wide range of readers. All libraries. R. Grossman; Wesleyan University

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