History: Book Series

Financial History

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  • The Origins of Modern Banking in Spain

    The Role of Monetary Plurality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carles Sudrià, Yolanda Blasco-Martel

    This book analyses the formation of the Spanish banking system. It provides a general overview of European financial systems in operation during the mid-nineteenth century, followed by a detailed analysis of the economic and institutional changes that gave rise to a new form of banking in Spain.…

    Hardback – 2019-05-08 
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  • Share Trading, Fraud and the Crash of 1929

    A Biography of Clarence Hatry, 1st Edition

    By Chris Swinson

    This is the first comprehensive biography of Clarence Charles Hatry, 1888-1965, an enigmatic and charismatic public figure. Hatry was the son of Jewish immigrant parents who became a company promoter and whose companies collapsed in 1929, leading to a crash on the London stock exchange. He was…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02
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  • Monetary Plurality in Local, Regional and Global Economies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Georgina M. Gómez

    The idea that each country should have one currency is so deeply rooted in people’s minds that the possibility of multiple and concurrent currencies seems unthinkable. Monetary systems contribute to problems of high unemployment and social distress during financial and economic crisis, so reforms…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20
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  • Regulation of the London Stock Exchange

    Share Trading, Fraud and Reform 1914–1945, 1st Edition

    By Chris Swinson

    In 1914, the notion of statutory regulation of trading in shares was anathema to both the Government and the London Stock Exchange. By 1945, a statutory scheme of regulation had been introduced. This book serves to: Track the steps by which this outcome came about, Explain why the Exchange felt…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04
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  • Money, Politics and Power

    Banking and Public Finance in Wartime England, 1694–96, 1st Edition

    By Richard A. Kleer

    The Nine Years’ War with France was a period of great institutional innovation in public finance and of severe monetary turmoil for England. It saw the creation of the Bank of England; a sudden sharp fall in the external value of the pound; a massive undertaking to melt down and recoin most of the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
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  • Banking Modern America

    Studies in regulatory history, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jesse Stiller

    The passage of the National Currency Act of 1863 gave the United States its first uniform paper money, its first nationally chartered and supervised commercial banks, and its first modern regulatory agency: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The law marked a milestone in the development…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05
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  • The Rise and Fall of the American System

    Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837, 1st Edition

    By Songho Ha

    The American System was implemented by the US government after the American-British War of 1812 to develop a national domestic market. This study explores the rise and fall of the system between its inception in 1790 and the Panic of 1837.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Government Debts and Financial Markets in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fausto Piola Caselli

    Contains essays by historians of economic and financial history. It illuminates the relationships between government indebtedness and the development of financial markets in Europe from the late Middle Ages to the late twentieth century.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Towards Modern Public Finance

    The American War with Mexico, 1846-1848, 1st Edition

    By James W Cummings

    Addresses the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. This study argues that the successful financing of the American-Mexican War had a long-term beneficial effect on American financial institutions and markets.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Virginia and the Panic of 1819

    The First Great Depression and the Commonwealth, 1st Edition

    By Clyde A Haulman

    Argues that the Panic of 1819 was America's first experience with a modern boom-bust cycle, and most importantly, much more than a banking panic resulting from the mismanagement of the newly created second Bank of the United States and a number of state chartered banks.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Debt and Slavery in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds

    1st Edition

    By Alessandro Stanziani

    Filling a significant gap in the historiography, the essays in this volume show that debt slavery has played a crucial role in the economic history of numerous societies which continues even today.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Baring Brothers and the Birth of Modern Finance

    1st Edition

    By Peter E Austin

    In 1995, the Baring Brothers collapsed over a weekend, brought down by the 'rogue trader' Nick Leeson. Utilizing British and American archives, this work charts Baring Brothers development from wool merchants to one of the most powerful global financial institutions. It also analyses the errors…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Gambling on the American Dream

    Atlantic City and the Casino Era, 1st Edition

    By James R Karmel

    Provides a historical perspective for understanding the exponential growth of casinos in the United States since 1990, by telling the story of Atlantic City, New Jersey since the 1970s. This work uses oral history to focus on the human stories of the region in addition to the broader story of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Revenue Imperative

    The Union's Financial Policies During the American Civil War, 1st Edition

    By Jane S Flaherty

    Provides a comprehensive overview of the Union financial policies during the American Civil War. This work argues that the revenue imperative, the need to keep pace with the burgeoning expenses of the conflict, governed the development of fiscal policy.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Slave Agriculture and Financial Markets in Antebellum America

    The Bank of the United States in Mississippi, 1831-1852, 1st Edition

    By Richard Holcombe Kilbourne Jr

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Financial Markets and the Banking Sector

    Roles and Responsibilities in a Global World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth Paulet

    Based on both theoretical and empirical approaches, the essays in this volume emphasise the role of ethics in a globalized economy.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Money in the Pre-Industrial World

    Bullion, Debasements and Coin Substitutes, 1st Edition

    Edited by John H Munro

    The papers in this edited volume discuss key elements of monetarism, including coin denominations, the role of bullion and case studies of substitute moneys.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Political Economy of Sentiment

    Paper Credit and the Scottish Enlightenment in Early Republic Boston, 1780-1820, 1st Edition

    By Jose R Torre

    Situates changes in the nature of money and the rise of sophisticated financial structures at the centre of the Enlightenment. This work argues that paper credit instruments were causal - critical to the larger epistemological and psychological changes associated with the Enlightenment's…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Guilty Money

    The City of London in Victorian and Edwardian Culture, 1815-1914, 1st Edition

    By Ranald C Michie

    This is an engaging study of the place occupied by the City of London within British cultural life during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Michie uses both literary and popular novels to examine socio-economic representations during this period.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Convergence and Divergence of National Financial Systems

    Evidence from the Gold Standards, 1871-1971, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patrice Baubeau, Anders Ogren

    This collection of essays aims to form a focused, original and constructive approach to examining the question of convergence and divergence in Europe.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Argentina's Parallel Currency

    The Economy of the Poor, 1st Edition

    By Georgina M Gomez

    Analyzes the rise and fall of the Red de Trueque (launched in 1995 by a group of environmentalists who exchanged goods and services at their own 'market' using a system of mutual credit) in Argentina. This book identifies rules of governance and sustainability for institutional settings in which…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Taxation and Debt in the Early Modern City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Limberger, José Ignacio Andrés Ucendo

    Fiscal relations between states and cities in early modern Europe is a major concern for economic and financial historians. This collection of eleven essays is based on new research using documentary evidence from local and national archives from across Europe.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Bonded Labour and Debt in the Indian Ocean World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gwyn Campbell, Alessandro Stanziani

    This volume of essays contains case studies of debt bondage covering the impact of an expanding globalized economy, increased commercialization, colonial and post-colonial societies, and emerging economies.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Development of International Insurance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robin Pearson

    Despite their economic and social importance, there are relatively few book-length studies of national insurance industries. This collection of nine essays by a group of international experts redresses this balance; providing an extensive geographical and thematic spread, linked via an extensive…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Camille Gutt and Postwar International Finance

    1st Edition

    By Jean F Crombois

    As a businessman, financier, diplomat, minister, and first Managing Director of the IMF, Camille Gutt (1884–1971) was involved in all the important financial negotiations between the 1920s and the 1950s. Using Gutt’s personal archives as his starting point, Crombois examines the rise and fall of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Federal Banking in Brazil

    Policies and Competitive Advantages, 1st Edition

    By Kurt e von Mettenheim

    This study is the first in a decade to provide an overview of banking in Brazil. It is argued that the big three federal banks have long provided essential policy alternatives and, since the liberalization of the industry in the 1990s, have realized competitive advantages over private and foreign…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Reforming the World Monetary System

    Fritz Machlup and the Bellagio Group, 1st Edition

    By Carol M Connell

    Focusing on Fritz Machlup, Connell presents the story of the Bellagio Group and its contribution to modern finance. Initiated by Machlup the Bellagio Group was made up of thirty-two non-government academic economists. During the years between 1964 and 1977 the Group met eighteen times and made a…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of Microfinance

    1st Edition

    By Bruce H. Yenawine

    In life, Benjamin Franklin sought to manage debt, organize credit, build capital and promote virtue. After death, he continued this work by leaving a codicil to his last will and testament, bequeathing £2,000 to Boston and Philadelphia. This study examines Franklin’s codicil and the financial…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Development of the Art Market in England

    Money as Muse, 1730–1900, 1st Edition

    By Thomas M Bayer, John R. Page

    This book gives a comprehensive account of the history and underlying economics of the modern art market in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Monetary Statecraft in Brazil

    1808–2014, 1st Edition

    By Kurt Mettenheim

    Brazil has one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a fascinating history underpinning its evolution. This book presents an analysis of the state’s role in monetary policy, from the latter days of Portuguese rule, to the present day. Based on a variety of unknown archival sources, this…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
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  • Financial History 11–20

    1st Edition

    Contains books 11-20 from the series.…

    Hardback – 2012-06-01
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  • Financial History 1–10

    1st Edition

    Contains the first ten books from the series.…

    Hardback – 2010-06-14
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