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Banking and Finance, 1913-1989

Banking and Finance, 1913-1989

by Larry Schweikart (Editor)

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This is the latest entry in an ongoing multivolume series that ``chronicles America's material civilization through its business figures and businesses.'' Others in the series include Railroads in the Age of Regulation, 1900-1980 ( LJ 6/15/88) and Iron and Steel in the Nineteenth Century ( LJ 8/89)-- Ed . Focusing on issues that have influenced the American banking industry in this century, the book consists of 115 entries that range from short topic discussions (e.g., commercial and investment banks) to longer summaries of key government legislation (e.g., the Glass-Steagall Act) to lengthy biographies (e.g., Michael Milken). Though the single volume is costly, and there is no mention of updates, this is the type of work that will be eagerly sought out by students or researchers in years to come and will no doubt become a well-used reference tool. Recommended for large business collections.-- Richard Drezen, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Lib., New York
Concluding the EABH&B's coverage of American banking and finance, this volume includes entries on the Bank of the United States, NYSE/Margin buying, Andrew Mellon, Charles Merrill, the Glass-Steagall Act, John M. Keynes, Manufacturers-Hanover, and Security Pacific Bank. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography Series
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Schweikart is a history professor at the University of Dayton.

Michael Allen is a professor of history and American studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

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