Illegal Tender: Counterfeiting and the Secret Service in Nineteenth-Century America

Illegal Tender: Counterfeiting and the Secret Service in Nineteenth-Century America

by David R. Johnson
     
 

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Denise Perry Donavin
Johnson's history of counterfeiting in the U.S. is closely tied in with the evolution of the secret service. He establishes how the service developed as a federal regulatory agency to control the creation and flow of illegal tender. The account is a mix of anecdotes about the characters who plied this interesting, illegal trade and a look at how efforts to control this criminal underworld supported the growing power of the federal government. To be indexed.

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ISBN-13:
9780788198045
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
222

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