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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 Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840–70)

The Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840–70)

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(p.35) Chapter Two The Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840–70)
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Charles R. Geisst (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195130863.003.0003

Railroad financing through the Civil War, 1840–70. The attraction of railroads as the first major infrastructure investment; scandals involving financiers; major panic following dissolution of Bank of the U.S.; development of early investment banks; scandals during Civil War including those surrounding U. S. Grant, Jay Gould, and NYSE; raising bonds during Civil War.

Keywords:   bonds, Civil War, Jay Cooke, Jay Gould, Ulysses S. Grant, investment banks, Panic of 1857, railroads, Rothschilds, Cornelius Vanderbilt

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