The Money Men

The Money Men

Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006 | Unabridged
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From the first days of the United States, a battle raged over money. On one side were the democrats, who wanted cheap money and feared the concentration of financial interests in the hands of a few. On the other were the capitalists who sought the soundness of a national bank-and the profits that came with it. In telling this exciting story, H. W. Brands focuses on five "Money Men": Alexander Hamilton, who championed a national bank; Nicholas Biddle, whose run-in with Andrew Jackson led to the bank's demise; Jay Cooke, who financed the Union in the Civil War; Jay Gould, who tried to corner the gold market; and J. P. Morgan, whose position was so commanding that he bailed out the U.S. Treasury. The Money Men is a riveting narrative, a revealing history of the men who fought over the lifeblood of American commerce and power.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2006
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: James, Lloyd
hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781400122936
1400122937

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