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The Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840–70)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street

Published in print September 1999 | ISBN: 9780195130867
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199871155 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130863.003.0003
 The Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840–70)

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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

Chapter.  13341 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic History

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