Reading the Market: Genres of Financial Capitalism in Gilded Age America

Reading the Market: Genres of Financial Capitalism in Gilded Age America

by Peter Knight

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421425214
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Series: New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Knight is a professor of American studies at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Conspiracy Culture: From Kennedy to The X Files and The Kennedy Assassination and the coeditor of Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Market Reports
2. Reading the Ticker Tape
3. Picturing the Market
4. Confidence Games and Inside Information
5. Conspiracy and the Invisible Hand of the Market
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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"Compelling, subtle, and deft, Reading the Market is at its best when it applies careful literary analysis to new financial genres. An essential contribution to the cultural history of capitalism, the social studies of finance, and Gilded Age and Progressive Era historiography."

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