Perkins on U.S. Financial History and Related Topics

Overview

This edited volume includes a broad sample of scholarly publications of Professor Edwin J. Perkins on U.S. financial history and related topics in the fields of economic and business history. Included are journal articles, excerpts from his prominent books, plus three previously unpublished manuscripts. The content is organized chronologically, starting with the colonial era and ending with the second half of the twentieth century. A major highlight of the book is the key role stockbroker, Charles Merrill, ...
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Overview

This edited volume includes a broad sample of scholarly publications of Professor Edwin J. Perkins on U.S. financial history and related topics in the fields of economic and business history. Included are journal articles, excerpts from his prominent books, plus three previously unpublished manuscripts. The content is organized chronologically, starting with the colonial era and ending with the second half of the twentieth century. A major highlight of the book is the key role stockbroker, Charles Merrill, founder of Merrill Lynch & Co., played in the evolution and expansion of the nation's equity markets in the twentieth century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761844204
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 11/7/2008
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Edwin J. Perkins is emeritus professor of history at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He received his doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University in the complementary fields of economic and business history, with a special emphasis on U.S. financial history. Among his book publications are Financing Anglo-American Trade: The House of Brown, 1800-1880, American Public Finance and Financial Services, 1700-1815, and Wall Street to Main Street: Charles Merrill and Middle Class Investors.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Colonial and Early National Periods—The Entrepreneurial Spirit in Colonial America: the Foundations of Modern Business History. "Introduction" to American Public Finance and Financial Service, 1700-1815. Conflicting Views on Fiat Currency: Britain Part 2 Nineteenth Century-Lost Opportunities for Compromise in the Bank War: A Reassessment of Jackson's Veto Message. Managing a Dollar-Sterling Exchange Account: Brown, Shipley & Co. in the 1850s. Tourists and Bankers: Travelers' Checks and the Rise of America Part 3 Twentieth Century-Market Research at Merrill Lynch & Co., New Directions for Stockbrokers. Presidential Address: Business History Conference: Bankers and Brokers.
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