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Bonds of war : how Civil War financial agents sold the world on the Union / David K. Thomson.

Author/creator Thomson, David K. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2022]
Descriptionxvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series) ^A325557
Contents Freedom of debt: the lessons of government finance before the Civil War -- A thousand dollar breakfast: the limits of war financing by elites -- Patriotism and profit: Jay Cooke and the democratization of debt -- The sale of American stocks constitutes the chief business at the Bourse: foreign war finance -- Like a cord through the whole country: nationalizing the economy -- A permanent national debt is not an American institution: post-war debt.
Abstract "This fascinating work of financial and political history during the Civil War era shows how the marketing and sale of bonds crossed the Atlantic to Europe and beyond, helping ensure foreign countries' vested interest in the Union's success. Indeed, David K. Thomson demonstrates how Europe, and ultimately all corners of the globe, grew deeply interdependent on American finance during, and in the immediate aftermath of, the American Civil War"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781469666631
LCCN 2021054797
ISBN9781469666600 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN146966660X hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN9781469666617 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN1469666618 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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