Financial Founding Fathers: The Men Who Made America Rich

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Mai 2006



The authors chronicle how a different group of nine founding fathers forged the wealth and institutions necessary to transform the American colonies from a diffuse alliance of contending business interests into one cohesive economic superpower.


Robert E. Wright is clinical associate professor of economics in the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He is the author of many works, including The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance, also from the University of Chicago Press. David J. Cowen is a Wall Street veteran and independent scholar in the New York metropolitan area. He is the author of The Origins and Economic Impact of the First Bank of the United States, 1791 - 1797.


"Recent books have brought into the lime-light America's founding fathers. But with the exception of Alexander Hamilton, no cohesive treatment has been given to the individuals who dominated the financial scene during their time. This book, which is skillfully structured and well written, fills this void. It should be an essential read for history buffs and all who want to know more about the genesis of the American financial system." - Henry Kaufman, author of On Money and Markets: A Wall Street Memoir"
EAN: 9780226910680
ISBN: 0226910687
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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