From Revolutionary Era bank notes to the 2008 financial collapse,Capital of Capitalexplores how New York City gave rise to a banking industry that in turn made the American and world economies.Capital of Capitalalso examines the frequently contentious evolution of the banking business, its role in making New York City an international economic center, and its influence on America's politics, society, and culture.
Based on a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York,Capital of Capitalfeatures the key leaders of banking, including Alexander Hamilton and J. P. Morgan, as well as its critics, such as Louis Brandeis and the Occupy Wall Street protesters. The book also covers the major events and controversies that have shaped the history of banking and includes a fascinating array of primary materials ranging from antebellum bank notes and ledgers to early credit cards and advertisements. Lavishly illustrated,Capital of Capitalprovides a multifaceted, original understanding of the profound impact of banking on the life of New York City and the world's economy.
Subjects: History, Finance, Sociology, Economics
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