A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind

A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind

by Stephen Mitford Goodson

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In a ‘History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind’ ex-South African banker Stephen Goodson explains how the Central Banking “scam” originated, and how those who run it have throughout history used their power to subvert governments, and manufacture wars that not only produced vast profits, but frequently to topple ‘regimes’ whose banking system was not under their control.

The ‘scam’ of the money-lenders is the ability to literally create money from nothing, and then lend and accumulate interest on “credit,” and then re-lend that interest for further interest, in perpetuity, that creates pervasive, worldwide debt, from the individual, to the family, to the entire state.

The ability to operate a fraudulent credit and loan system has long been known, and with all the slickness of a snake-oil salesman, the money-lenders – the same types Jesus whipped from the Temple – have persuaded governments that banking is best left to their private interests.

The cultural and material progress of a civilization will often relate to the degree by which it is free from the influence of debt, and the degradation that results when the money-lenders are permitted to abuse their power. Hence, Goodson shows that both World Wars, the Napoleonic wars, the American Revolution, the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, the regicide of Charles I of England, the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya and the revolution against Tsar Nicholas, among much else in history relate to this “Hidden Hand”.

If you wish to have a real understanding of history – look for the influence of the bankers. This is the key to understanding the past, the present and the future.

4th Edition - March 2019.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912759200
Publisher: Black House Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Edition description: 4th ed.
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 23,903
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP


Chapter I

How Usury Destroyed the Roman Empire

The Copper Age (753 – 267BC)

The Silver Age (267 – 27BC)

Julius Caesar

The Gold Age (27BC – 476AD)

Role of the Church in the Decline and Fall


Chapter II

The Hidden Origins of the Bank of England

Ancient England

The Glorious Middle Ages

End of a Golden Era

Cromwell and the English Civil War

The Regicide of King Charles I

Establishment of the Bank of England

War and Debt Slavery in Perpetuity


Chapter III

Napoléon and the Banque De France

France under the Bourbons

Napoléon the Monetary Reformer

The State Bank of the French Empire

Achievements of the French State Banking System

Chapter IV

A Century of Struggle : Rothschild versus the People

Central Banking in the United States

Establishment of the United States Federal Reserve Bank

The State Bank of the Russian Empire

The Creation and Control of the Soviet Union

The Anglo-Boer War

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia

World War I

Chapter V

The Great Depression

The Bank for International Settlements

United States Federal Reserve Bank

Clifford Hugh Douglas

Irving Norton Fisher

Chapter VI

The Rise and Fall of State Banking (1932-1945)

The State Bank of National Socialist Germany

Achievements of the German State Banking System

Post World War II Developments

Fascist Italy

The State Bank of Italy

The State Bank of Japan

How Japan Was Forced into World War II

Post World War II Developments

Chapter VII

Modern Forms of State Banking

Bank of North Dakota

The States of Guernsey

Central Bank of Libya

Chapter VIII

The Banking Crisis

Historical Overview

The Banking Crisis 2007-


The Great Depression of the 21st Century

Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix III

Analysis by Matthew Johnson



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A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
A true masterpiece. Everyone should read this book.
kaljic More than 1 year ago
Good, Alternative History of the World, ... But Beware of Author’s Biases This book is honestly one of the best examples of alterative history. In all the literally hundreds of books about history — either of historical events, or of movements or critical histories of trends in history — very few have dealt with the financial side of history This book does and the author should be commended for a fine treatment of the financial side of historical trends. For example, we all know that Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory which was sold by Napoleon. But why did Napoleon sell the Louisiana Territory? And what were the events that compelled him to sell it? This is answered in this book. Similar treatments are made with major world events, major wars, and major historical figures. This information is simply priceless, and I recommend this book be purchased and read. HOWEVER, there is also a caveat, and it is a big one. The reader will soon notice in reading that the otherwise impeccable historical treatment is marred by Goodson’s clear prejudices, biases and misconceptions. These prejudices, biases and misconceptions clearly affect some of his historical points. The main point of his book is his clear belief that “central banking is bad, usury is evil, and state-owned banking systems are good.” I am not fan of the Federal Reserve and there is a thing or two I have learned over the years about the Fed that are not even mentioned in Goodson’s book which are worse than the evils in Goodson’s book. However State-owned banks can be just as inefficient and evil as cental banks. Just look at what happened in Venezuela after Chavez nationalized the privately held banks. The lesson here is that institutions are run by people and everyone makes mistakes and misjudgments. This mistaken premise of A History of Central Banking morphs into the not-so-implied prejudices and biases in the book. One — and there is just no other way to put this — Goodson writes his book with the language of an anti-Semite, or at least an anti-Zionist. Modernly, Goodson pins the blame of all the major catastrophic events for the last three hundred years on the Rothchilds. The Rothchilds destroyed Napoleon, caused World War I and World War II, the assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy, and others. Historically he engages in the victimization of Jews with tired accusations for centuries. Thus, according to his book, they were responsible for the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Russian Revolution, and others. In a many places, mainly when he wants to tie the Rothchilds to the assassinations of American Presidents, Goodson strains to establish links between Jewish people generally and the Rothchilds specifically, to these killings and near killings, all unsupported by historical record. At that point he ceases to be a historian and starts sounding like a 9-11 Truther. Two, this type of diatribe is related to a second, but far more suspect, bias — the reformation of Adolf Hitler. Goodson speaks in glowing terms about Adolph Hitler. Now I know there are two sides to every story, and a historical figure like Hitler is complicated, not wholly bad or good. On the strength of how he is presented in this book, Goodson clear makes unjustified allowances to the motivations of Hitler. For instance, Goodson seems to argue that Hitler’s invasion of Poland, igniting the WWII, was justiable due to atrocities and massacres of the Polish peoples agai