1st Edition

Great Bubbles, vol 3 Reactions to the South Sea Bubble, the Mississippi Scheme and the Tulip Mania Affair

By Ross B Emmett Copyright 2000
    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    Periods of euphoria followed by sudden crashes are a familiar phenomenon in economics. Such events have become known as "bubbles". These volumes bring together writings on such phenomena - with works centering upon some of the more colourful examples.

    An Emblematical Print on the South Sea Scene (1721), An extract from The Origin of Commerce (1801), Trading on the London Stock Market (1966), Two Tracts, Defoe on the South Sea Bubble, All for the Better (1720), The Bubblers Medley (1721), The Bubble: A Poem (1721), Plunging in the Southern Waves: Swift's Poem on the Bubble (1988), An extract from Lives of the English Poets (1779-81), Matter of Fact (1720), Two Poems on the South Sea Bubble Epistle to Lord Bathurst (1732), Selections from Cato's Letters (1748), 'An Itch of Gaming': The South Sea Bubble and the Novels of Daniel Defoe (1993), The Pleasure of Business and the Business of Pleasure: Gender, Credit, and the South Sea Bubble (1995), The Bubble Act: Its Passage and Its Effects on Business Organisation (1994), How the Bubbles Began and Ended (1990), A Monument of Folly (1720), Index


    Edited by Ross B. Emmett