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A Nation of Counterfeiters

Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674032446

Publication Date: 05/01/2009

Academic Trade

480 pages

6 x 9 inches

37 halftones

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  • Prologue: Confidence and the Currency
  • 1. Bordering on Alchemy
  • 2. Cogniac Street Capitalism
  • 3. The Bank Wars
  • 4. The Western Bankers
  • 5. Passing and Detecting
  • 6. Ghosts in the Machine
  • 7. Banking on the Nation
  • Epilogue: Confidence in the Country
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • A Note on Sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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