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The Resource Goldbugs and greenbacks : the antimonopoly tradition and the politics of finance in America, Gretchen Ritter

Goldbugs and greenbacks : the antimonopoly tradition and the politics of finance in America, Gretchen Ritter

Label
Goldbugs and greenbacks : the antimonopoly tradition and the politics of finance in America
Title
Goldbugs and greenbacks
Title remainder
the antimonopoly tradition and the politics of finance in America
Statement of responsibility
Gretchen Ritter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Goldbugs and Greenbacks, Gretchen Ritter considers the great financial debate of the late nineteenth-century in which farmers and workers fought to redirect economic policy. Ritter argues that both groups believed money and banking were key to continued economic opportunity for all. Beyond the discussion about gold and silver was a broader dialogue about sectionalism, race relations, and the changing class structure. The farmer-labor groups that promoted anti-monopolism contended that without a fair financial system, the country would degenerate into a two-class society of the very rich and the very poor in which democracy would wither. The antimonopolist movement failed, but the nature and fate of this distinctive and neglected political tradition, examined in depth in Goldbugs and Greenbacks, tells us a great deal about the possibilities for political change in America
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ritter, Gretchen
Dewey number
332.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HG604
LC item number
.R57 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greenbacks
  • Paper money
  • Gold standard
  • Currency question
  • Populism
  • United States
Label
Goldbugs and greenbacks : the antimonopoly tradition and the politics of finance in America, Gretchen Ritter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The money debate and American political development -- Party politics and the financial debate, 1865-1896 -- Greenbacks versus gold: the contest over finance in the 1870s -- The 'people's money': Greenbackism in North Carolina, Illinois and Massachusetts -- The battle of the standards: the financial debate of the 1890s -- Populism and the politics of finance in North Carolina, Illinois and Massachusetts in the 1890s -- Money, history, and American political development -- Appendix A. Financial terms of the 1870s and 1890s -- Appendix B. Major banking and currency legislation, 1860-1900 --Appendix C. An antimonopolist reading of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Control code
34965507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780521561679
Lccn
96025089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Goldbugs and greenbacks : the antimonopoly tradition and the politics of finance in America, Gretchen Ritter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The money debate and American political development -- Party politics and the financial debate, 1865-1896 -- Greenbacks versus gold: the contest over finance in the 1870s -- The 'people's money': Greenbackism in North Carolina, Illinois and Massachusetts -- The battle of the standards: the financial debate of the 1890s -- Populism and the politics of finance in North Carolina, Illinois and Massachusetts in the 1890s -- Money, history, and American political development -- Appendix A. Financial terms of the 1870s and 1890s -- Appendix B. Major banking and currency legislation, 1860-1900 --Appendix C. An antimonopolist reading of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Control code
34965507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780521561679
Lccn
96025089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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