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The Founders and Finance
by Thomas K. McCraw
Harvard University Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-0-674-06766-0 | Cloth: 978-0-674-06692-2
Library of Congress Classification HJ261.M37 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 330.97304

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1776 the U.S. owed huge sums to foreign creditors and its own citizens but, lacking the power to tax, had no means to repay them. This is the first book to tell the story of how foreign-born financial specialists—the immigrant founders Hamilton and Gallatin—solved the fiscal crisis and set the nation on a path to long-term economic prosperity.
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