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The Resource America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts

America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts

Label
America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837
Title
America's first Great Depression
Title remainder
economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837
Statement of responsibility
Alasdair Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Roberts examines the financial, political, and social upheavals that occurred in the United States in the decade following the Panic of 1837, which he calls the First Great Depression. The years leading up to the panic, he says, were a time of boom marked by geographic expansion, the near elimination of the national debt, states borrowing large sums for improvement projects, and land values that appeared to be rising without end. He explains that the panic caused a deep economic depression that resulted in loan defaults by nine states, federal gridlock, a breakdown of law and order, a loss of faith in banks, and a slow recovery for the U.S. economy, which came back only after the Mexican War. Parallels to the country's current economic recession are clear throughout the text, and Roberts makes explicit comparisons in his conclusion
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
Dewey number
330.973/057
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3717 1837
LC item number
.R63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Boom and bust -- The states' crisis -- The federal government's crisis -- Law and order -- The end of the crisis
Control code
ocn767566888
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780801450334
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012000694
Other control number
100585826
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a390196
  • (OCoLC)767566888
Label
America's first Great Depression : economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Boom and bust -- The states' crisis -- The federal government's crisis -- Law and order -- The end of the crisis
Control code
ocn767566888
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780801450334
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012000694
Other control number
100585826
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a390196
  • (OCoLC)767566888

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