Goldbugs and Greenbacks: The Antimonopoly Tradition and the Politics of Finance in America, 1865 1896 Gretchen Ritter

ISBN: 9780521561679

Published: March 13th 1997

Hardcover

320 pages


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Goldbugs and Greenbacks: The Antimonopoly Tradition and the Politics of Finance in America, 1865 1896  by  Gretchen Ritter

Goldbugs and Greenbacks: The Antimonopoly Tradition and the Politics of Finance in America, 1865 1896 by Gretchen Ritter
March 13th 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9780521561679 | 9.53 Mb

In the late nineteenth century, there was a popular and heated debate over what sort of financial system America should have. Behind the discussions over gold versus silver and state versus national banks was a broader dialogue about sectionalism,MoreIn the late nineteenth century, there was a popular and heated debate over what sort of financial system America should have. Behind the discussions over gold versus silver and state versus national banks was a broader dialogue about sectionalism, class relations, and the future course of the American economy and democracy.

Professor Ritter contends that there was a distinctive and neglected political tradition in the United States--the antimonopoly tradition--which was championed by nearly every major agricultural and labor group during the period from the Civil War until 1900.



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