The Greenback Era: A Social and Political History of American Finance, 1865-1879

The Greenback Era A Social and Political History of American Finance None

  • Title: The Greenback Era: A Social and Political History of American Finance, 1865-1879
  • Author: Irwin Unger
  • ISBN: 9781597401685
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I read this book because the whole greenback debate of the late nineteenth century continued to baffle me. The fact that one of the most important political issues of the era could involve the merits of silver over gold, or of greenbacks over national bank notes, or even more esoteric issues like "convertible bonds" and "species principle repayment," seemed incredible. Yet here it all is. In this book Unger convincingly shows that the whole nation WAS seriously caught up in abstruse debates abou [...]

    2. This book is excessively dry which makes it nearly impossible to keep your attention long enough to actually understand the big picture of the Greenback debate in the late 19th Century, much less the minutiae of it. Not only that, but it seems like the conclusion of the book is that after years of debates, not much really happened. Really? That is the money shot (pun intended) after 480 long pages? Ugh.Now it's possible that I am somehow misinterpreting the conclusion because I spent the majorit [...]

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