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Charles R. Geisst

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195130867

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195130863.001.0001

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The Early Years (1790–1840)

The Early Years (1790–1840)

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(p.7) Chapter One The Early Years (1790–1840)
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Charles R. Geisst (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195130863.003.0002

The development of the NYSE from an outdoor market to the major marketplace in the country. The first major scandal after independence in NY; the role of private individuals in financing the war of 1812; raising cash for canals and turnpikes; and the role of individual traders, mostly in New York, in giving the exchanges a reputation as gambling dens rather than serious places to raise money.

Keywords:   curb market, William Duer, government bonds, Alexander Hamilton, infrastructure, NYSE, Panic of 1837, short selling, War of 1812

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