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Description - Goldbugs and Greenbacks by Gretchen Ritter

In the late nineteenth century, there was a popular and heated debate over what sort of financial system America should have. Behind the discussions over gold versus silver and state versus national banks was a broader dialogue about sectionalism, class relations, and the future course of the American economy and democracy. Professor Ritter contends that there was a distinctive and neglected political tradition in the United States--the antimonopoly tradition--which was championed by nearly every major agricultural and labor group during the period from the Civil War until 1900.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521653923
ISBN-10: 0521653924
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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