The Resource Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation, William Hogeland, (electronic resource)

Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation, William Hogeland, (electronic resource)

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Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation
Title
Founding finance
Title remainder
how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation
Statement of responsibility
William Hogeland
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Language
eng
Summary
The author of The Whiskey Rebellion "dig[s] beneath history's surface and note[s] both the populist and anti-populist dimensions of the nation's founding" (Library Journal). Recent movements such as the Tea Party and anti-tax "constitutional conservatism" lay claim to the finance and taxation ideas of America's founders, but how much do we really know about the dramatic clashes over finance and economics that marked the founding of America? Dissenting from both right-wing claims and certain liberal preconceptions, Founding Finance brings to life the violent conflicts over economics, class, and finance that played directly, and in many ways ironically, into the hardball politics of forming the nation and ratifying the Constitution-conflicts that still continue to affect our politics, legislation, and debate today. Mixing lively narrative with fresh views of America's founders, William Hogeland offers a new perspective on America's economic infancy: foreclosure crises that make our current one look mild; investment bubbles in land and securities that drove rich men to high-risk borrowing and mad displays of ostentation before dropping them into debtors' prisons; depressions longer and deeper than the great one of the twentieth century; crony mercantilism, war profiteering, and government corruption that undermine any nostalgia for a virtuous early republic; and predatory lending of scarce cash at exorbitant, unregulated rates, which forced people into bankruptcy, landlessness, and working in the factories and on the commercial farms of their creditors. This story exposes and corrects a perpetual historical denial-by movements across the political spectrum-of America's all-important founding economic clashes, a denial that weakens and cheapens public discourse on American finance just when we need it most
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Midwest
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Hogeland, William
Dewey number
336.7309/033
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Discovering America
Series volume
[5]
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  • United States
  • Finance, Public
  • Debts, Public
  • Electronic books
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation, William Hogeland, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780292744509
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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14925653
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MWT14925653
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Founding finance : how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation, William Hogeland, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780292744509
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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14925653
Publisher number
MWT14925653
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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