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Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War Bray Hammond

Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Bray Hammond

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ISBN : 9780691045078
Hardcover
784 pages
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A sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War, this book by Bray Hammond focuses on how Washington struggled financially to settle the Civil War and how its measures spurred the growth ofMoreA sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War, this book by Bray Hammond focuses on how Washington struggled financially to settle the Civil War and how its measures spurred the growth of federal government. Hammond writes engagingly and his work is a happy blend of diligent research and spirited recitals. . . . We have here an excellent account of the evolution toward a uniform paper currency based on Federal credit and a national banking law.--The Bankers Magazine Hammond offers some shrewd insights not only into the interaction between monetary policy and politics but also into the basic drift of federalism in these turbulent years.--Civil War Times Bray Hammond (1886-1968) was Assistant Secretary of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1944 to 1950.