Download e-book for iPad: A Nation of Counterfeiters by Stephen Mihm

By Stephen Mihm

ISBN-10: 0674026578

ISBN-13: 9780674026575

ISBN-10: 0674032446

ISBN-13: 9780674032446

ahead of the Civil struggle, the U.S. didn't have a unmarried, nationwide forex. Counterfeiters flourished amid this anarchy, placing massive amounts of bogus money owed into move. Their luck, Mihm finds, is greater than an wonderful story of legal firm: it's the tale of the increase of a rustic outlined via freewheeling capitalism and little govt keep watch over. Mihm exhibits how finally the older financial procedure was once dismantled, besides the counterfeit economic system it sustained.

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