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Lepler, Jessica M
The many panics of 1837 : people, politics, and the creation of a transatlantic financial crisis / Jessica M. Lepler, University of New Hampshire
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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 3rd Floor  HB3717 1837 .L47 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Depressions -- 1837
Financial crises -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Subject United States -- Economic conditions -- To 1865
Physical Description xvii, 337 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Summary "In the spring of 1837, people panicked as financial and economic uncertainty spread within and between New York, New Orleans and London. Although the period of panic would dramatically influence political, cultural and social history, those who panicked sought to erase from history their experiences of one of America's worst early financial crises. The Many Panics of 1837 reconstructs this period in order to make arguments about the national boundaries of history, the role of information in the economy, the personal and local nature of national and international events, the origins and dissemination of economic ideas, and most importantly, what actually happened in 1837. This riveting transatlantic cultural history, based on archival research on two continents, reveals how people transformed their experiences of financial crisis into the 'Panic of 1837', a single event that would serve as a turning point in American history and an early inspiration for business cycle theory"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: the many panics of 1837; 1. A very gamblous affair; 2. The pressure of 1836; 3. Practical economists; 4. Mysterious whispers; 5. The many panics in 1837; 6. Parallel crises; 7. States of suspense; Epilogue: panic-less panics of 1837
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