Wall Street A History, Updated Edition

ISBN-10: 0195396219

ISBN-13: 9780195396218

Edition: 2012

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Description: Wall Street is an unending source of legend - and nightmares. It is a universal symbol of both the highest aspirations of economic prosperity and the basest impulses of greed and deception. Charles R. Geisst's Wall Street is at once a chronicle of the street itself - from the days when thewall was merely a defensive barricade built by Peter Stuyvesant - and an engaging economic history of the United States, a tale of profits and losses, enterprising spirits, and key figures that transformed America into the most powerful economy in the world. The book traces many themes, like themove of industry and business westward in the early 19th century, the rise of the great Robber Barons, and the growth of industry from the securities market's innovative financing of railroads, major steel companies, and Bell's and Edison's technical innovations. And because "The Street" has alwaysbeen a breeding ground for outlandish characters with brazen nerve, no history of the stock market would be complete without a look at the conniving of ruthless wheeler-dealers and lesser known but influential rogues.This updated edition covers the historic, almost apocalyptic events of the 2008 financial crisis and the overarching policy changes of the Obama administration. As Wall Street and America have changed irrevocably after the crisis, Charles R. Geisst offers the definitive chronicle of the relationshipbetween the two, and the challenges and successes it has fostered that have shaped our history.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 9/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Charles R. Geisst, a professor of economics at Manhattan College, has published 18 books on finance and economics. His books, including Wall Street: a History, have been on the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and New York Times bestseller lists.

Preface
Introduction
The Early Years (1790-1840)
The Railroad and Civil War Eras (1840-70)
The Robber Barons (1870-90)
The Age of the Trusts (1880-1910)
The Money Trust (1890-1920)
The Booming Twenties (1920-29)
Wall Street Meets the New Deal (1930-35)
The Struggle Continues (1936-54)
Bull Market (1954-69)
Bear Market (1970-81)
Mergermania (1982-97)
Running Out of Steam (1998-2003)
The Cataclysm (2004-08)
The Great Recession (2009-)
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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