The Origins of Commercial Banking in America, 1750-1800

The Origins of Commercial Banking in America, 1750-1800

By: Robert E. Wright (author)Paperback

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In The Origins of Commercial Banking in America, the first full analysis of the origins of American commercial banking since Bray Hammond's monumental study forty-five years ago, Robert E. Wright skillfully examines the political and economic forces that contributed to the origins and rise of banks in cities such as Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, as well as in smaller towns servicing rural America.

About Author

Robert E. Wright teaches at the University of Virginia.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Colonial Finance and the Lack of Liquidity, 1750-1775 Chapter 3 Revolutionary Change, 1750-1783 Chapter 4 Three Key Crises, 1783-1787 Chapter 5 Banking and Business in the 1790s and Beyond Chapter 6 Businessmen and Banking, 1790-1800 Chapter 7 Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742520875
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780742520875
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 0742520870

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