This volume covers the latter half of the nineteenth century and concepts such as inflation, the international market for bonds, and the complicated structure of the post-war public debt. It focuses on the varying state of the market and possible changes in the public debt's structure.
Table of Contents
1. The Advanced Value of Gold, Suspended Specie Payments, Legal-Tender Notes, Taxation and National Debt, Investigated Impartially (1862) 2. Is Our Prosperity a Delusion? Our National Debt and Currency (1864) 3. How Our National Debt May Be a National Blessing: The Debt is Public Wealth, Political Union, Protection of Industry, Secure Basis of National Currency, The Orphans’ and Widows’ Savings Fund (1865) 4. Our Financial Credit Abroad (1867) 5. Cosmopolitan Views on American Finance, 2nd edn (1870) 6. Practical Information Concerning the Public Debt of the United States with the National Banking Laws: For Banks, Bankers, Brokers, Bank Directors, and Investors (1872) 7. Our Financial Revolution: An Address to the Merchants and Professional Men of the Country, Without Respect to Parties (1878) 8. Refunding the National Debt (1880) 9. Refunding the Public Debt Financial policy of the secretary of the Treasury Can a three-and-a-half per cent. bond be negotiated at par? (1880) 10. The Truth About Our Finances (1892) 11. Our Debt Abroad: How It Has Grown, and How It Is Affected by the Appreciation of Gold (1895)