Fifty Years in Wall Street

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John Wiley & Sons, 10 трав. 2006 р. - 360 стор.
The definitive look at Wall Street in the 19th Century

Perhaps the 19th century's best book on Wall Street, Fifty Years in Wall Street provides a fascinating look at the financial markets during a period of rapid economic expansion. Henry Clews was a giant figure in finance at that time, and his firsthand account brings this colorful era to life like never before. He reveals shocking stories of political and economic manipulation and how he helped bring down the mighty Boss Tweed. He writes eloquently about the madness of the markets and how the era's greatest speculators amassed their fortunes. This book provides an expansive view of Wall Street in an era of little regulation, rampant political corruption, and rapid financial change.

Henry Clews was born in England in 1836 and emigrated to the United States in 1850. In 1859, he cofounded what became the second largest marketer of federal bonds during the Civil War. Later, he organized the "Committee of 70," which deposed the corrupt Tweed Ring in New York City, and served as an economic consultant to President Ulysses Grant.

 

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Chapter 1 MY DEBUT IN WALL STREET
1
Chapter 2 HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN WALL STREET
9
Chapter 3 CAUSES OF LOSS IN SPECULATION
15
Chapter 4 WALL STREET DURING THE WAR
23
Chapter 5 MY PART IN MARKETING THE UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR LOANS
29
Chapter 6 SECRETARY CHASE AND THE TREASURY
49
Chapter 7 CORNERS AND THEIR EFFECT ON VALUES
57
Chapter 8 THE COMMODORES CORNERS
67
Chapter 17 GRANTS SECOND TERM
187
Chapter 18 THE TWEED RING AND THE COMMITTEE OF SEVENTY
203
Chapter 19 DANIEL DREW
213
Chapter 20 INTERESTING EPISODES IN DREWS LIFE
223
Chapter 21 WILLIAM H VANDERBILT
233
Chapter 22 YOUNG CORNEEL
253
Chapter 23 DREW AND VANDERBILT
265
Chapter 24 JAY GOULD
273

Chapter 9 DREW AND THE ERIE CORNERS
77
Chapter 10 PANICSTHEIR CAUSESHOW FAR PREVENTABLE
87
Chapter 11 OLD TIME PANICS
103
Chapter 12 THE TRUE STORY OF BLACK FRIDAY TOLD FOR THE FIRST TIME
109
Chapter 13 OUR GREAT AMERICAN PANICS FROM FIRST TO LAST
129
Chapter 14 BOOMS IN WALL STREET
141
Chapter 15 WALL STREETS WILD SPECULATION 19001904
155
Chapter 16 THE UPS AND DOWNS OF WALL STREET
171
Chapter 25 KEENES CAREER
313
Chapter 26 VILLARD AND HIS SPECULATIONS
325
Chapter 27 FERDINAND WARD
331
Chapter 28 HENRY N SMITH
339
Chapter 29 CHARLES F WOERISHOFFER
345
Chapter 30 WHY I AM AN AMERICAN
357
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Henry Clews was born in England in 1836 and emigrated to the United States in 1850. In 1859, he confounded the banking firm that later became Livermore, Clews, and Company, which was the second largest marketer of federal bonds during the Civil War. Later, Clews organized the Committee of Seventy, Which deposed the corrupt Tweed Ring in New York City. He also served as an economic consultant to President Ulysses Grant and wrote and lectured widely on diverse economic and political issues.

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