Offers the study of Antebellum southern slavery and the credit system. This work explains how the Bank of the United States supported the government's and the nation's credit abroad by providing seemingly limitless credit facilities to southern planters, especially in the territories along the lower Mississippi River.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 Exchange and Money Markets; Chapter 2 The Bank of the United States in Mississippi, 1831–1836; Chapter 3 Pennsylvania and Mississippi: The United States Bank, 1836–1841; Chapter 4 Assignments, preferences, and Trusts: The Failed Bank of the United States in the Courts of Mississippi and the Nation; Chapter 5 The Business of Making Collections; Chapter 6 Conclusion;
Richard Holcombe KilbourneJr.