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Author McCulley, Richard T., 1946-

Title Banks and politics during the Progressive Era : the origins of the Federal Reserve System, 1897-1913 / Richard T. McCulley
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2012, ©1992
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 341 pages)
Series Routledge library editions. Banking & finance ; v. 21
Routledge library editions. Banking & finance ; v. 21
Contents 1. Money, banks and politics during the nineteenth century -- 2. The republicans and the Gold Standard Act of 1900 -- 3. Republican financial deadlock, 1901-1904 -- 4. Prelude to panic, 1905-1907 -- 5. Panic and reaction, 1907-1910 -- 6. Wall Street consolidation, 1911 -- 7. Toward self-regulation, 1911 -- 8. The Aldrich Plan, 1911 -- 9. The counteroffensive, 1912-1913 -- 10. Conclusion : the democrats' ambiguous financial legacy
Summary Despite the political potency of money and banking issues, historians have largely dismissed the Progressive Era political debate over banking as irrelevant and have been preoccupied with explaining the shortcomings, limitations and inadequacies of the Federal Reserve Act. The picture that has emerged is one of bankers controlling the course of financial reform with the assistance of political leaders who were either subservient, hopelessly naive or insincere in their public opposition to bankers. This book places their exertions in a larger, unfolding political context and traces in an ana
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-323) and index
Subject Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
Banks and banking -- United States -- History
Monetary policy -- United States -- History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Banks & Banking.
Banks and banking.
Monetary policy.
United States -- History -- 1865-1921
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136301194