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First Wall Street Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

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ISBN-10: 0226910261

ISBN-13: 9780226910260

Edition: 2005

Authors: Robert E. Wright

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When Americans think of investment and finance, they think of Wall Street--though this was not always the case. During the dawn of the Republic, Philadelphia was the center of American finance. The first stock exchange in the nation was founded there in 1790, and around it the bustling thoroughfare known as Chestnut Street was home to the nation's most powerful financial institutions. "The First Wall Street recounts the fascinating history of Chestnut Street and its forgotten role in the birth of American finance. According to Robert E. Wright, Philadelphia, known for its cultivation of liberty and freedom, blossomed into a financial epicenter during the nation's colonial period. The…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 218
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Of Financial Markets and Marketplaces
Colonial Precedents
Revolutionary Developments
Money, Money, Money
Hamilton’s Vision
Hazardous Voyages
Building Nest Eggs and Homes
Transportation Elation
Philadelphia’s Finest
Wall Street Ascendant
Legacy of Growth
Notes
Index