Markets, Banks, Panics, and Nineteenth-Century American Economy
This conference considered questions of liberty and responsibility as they emerged in the United States in the three most famous economic panics of the first half of the nineteenth century.
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Lepler, Jessica. The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Parker, Joel. Moral Tendencies of Our Present Pecuniary Distress: A Discourse [May 14, 1837]. New Orleans: Printed at the Observer Office, 1837.
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Rousseau, Peter L. “Jacksonian Monetary Policy, Specie Flows, and the Panic of 1837.” The Journal of Economic History 62, no. 2 (June 2002): 457-488.
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Sklansky, Jeffrey, “William Leggett and the Melodrama of the Market” In Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America, edited by Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith, 199-221. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.