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The Founders and Finance

How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy

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$35.00 • £25.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674066922

Publication: October 2012

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496 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

24 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • Introduction
  • Part I: Alexander Hamilton, 1757–1804
    • 1. St. Croix and Trauma
    • 2. New York and Promise
    • 3. War and Heroism
    • 4. Love and Social Status
    • 5. The Roots of His Thinking
    • 6. Robert Morris, Hamilton, and Finance
    • 7. The Constitution
    • 8. New Government, Old Debt
    • 9. The Fight over the Debt
    • 10. The Bank of the United States
    • 11. Diversifying the Economy
    • 12. Tensions and Political Parties
    • 13. The Decline
    • 14. The Duel
  • Part II: Albert Gallatin, 1761–1849
    • 15. Choosing the New World
    • 16. Moving to the West
    • 17. Entering Politics
    • 18. Becoming Jeffersonian
    • 19. The Climb to Power
    • 20. Debt, Armaments, and Louisiana
    • 21. Developing the West
    • 22. Embargo and Frustration
    • 23. Dispiriting Diplomacy
    • 24. The Fate of the Bank
    • 25. Financing the Wayward War
    • 26. Winning the Peace
    • 27. His Long and Useful Life
  • Part III: The Legacies
    • 28. Immigrant Exceptionalism?
    • 29. Comparisons and Contingencies
    • 30. Capitalism and Credit
    • 31. The Political Economy of Hamilton and Gallatin
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index