Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City, 1784-2012 (Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism)

Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City, 1784-2012 (Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism)

Steven H. Jaffe, Jessica Lautin


From innovative period financial institution notes to the 2008 monetary cave in, Capital of Capital explores how manhattan urban gave upward push to a banking that during flip made the yankee and international economies. Capital of Capital additionally examines the often contentious evolution of the banking enterprise, its position in making long island urban a global monetary heart, and its impact on America's politics, society, and tradition.

Based on an immense exhibition on the Museum of the town of latest York, Capital of Capital gains the major leaders of banking, together with Alexander Hamilton and J. P. Morgan, in addition to its critics, reminiscent of Louis Brandeis and the Occupy Wall highway protesters. The e-book additionally covers the most important occasions and controversies that experience formed the heritage of banking and features a attention-grabbing array of basic fabrics starting from antebellum financial institution notes and ledgers to early charge cards and ads. Lavishly illustrated, Capital of Capital presents a multifaceted, unique knowing of the profound impression of banking at the lifetime of long island urban and the world's economy.

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