eBook Encyclopedia of American Recessions and Depressions, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Daniel J. Leab
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  • ISBN-10: 1598849468
  • ISBN-13: 9781598849462
  • DDC: 338.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 896 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

The United States is currently undergoing an economic crisis, yet very few sources place the events of today within the context of financial downturns of the past. An examination of the trends and patterns of previous depressions and recessions may allow us to recognize—and avoid—the behaviors and practices that prolonged the fiscal problems of previous generations. This thought-provoking encyclopedia presents an overview of notable economic events, their causes and cures, and their social and political impact on the nation.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Daniel J. Leab

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: The Critical Period, 1783–1789.
2: The Critical Period, 1783–1789: Short Entries.
3: Articles of Confederation.
4: Bank of North America.
5: Beard, Charles (1874–1948).
6: China Trade.
7: Fitch, John (1743–1798).
8: Flatboats.
9: Morris, Robert (1734–1806).
10: Northwest Ordinance (1787).
11: Shays’ Rebellion (1786–1787).
12: Tobacco Industry.
13: The Embargo Era, 1807–1809.
14: The Embargo Era, 1807–1809: Short Entries.
15: American Fur Company and the Fur Trade.
16: Burr Conspiracy Cases of 1807.
17: Chesapeake-Leopard Affair (1807).
18: Embargo Act (1807).
19: First Bank of the United States.
20: Fulton, Robert (1765–1815).
21: Gallatin, Albert (1761–1849).
22: Girard, Stephen (1750–1831).
23: Non-Intercourse Act (1809).
24: Orders in Council/Napoleonic Decrees.
25: Whitney, Eli (1765–1825).
26: Panic of 1819.
27: Panic of 1819: Short Entries.
28: American System.
29: Astor, John Jacob (1763–1848).
30: Boston Manufacturing Company.
31: Carey, Mathew (1760–1839).
32: Erie Canal.
33: Internal Improvements.
34: Jones, William (1760–1831).
35: McCulloch v. Maryland (1819).
36: National Road.
37: Second Bank of the United States.
38: Panic of 1837.
39: Panic of 1837: Short Entries.
40: Brook Farm.
41: Caroline Affair (1837).
42: Deere, John (1804–1886).
43: Gag Rule.
44: Independent Treasury.
45: Loco-Focos.
46: Lovejoy, Elijah Parish (1802–1837).
47: Lowell Mills.
48: Specie Circular (1836).
49: Texas.
50: Panic of 1857.
51: Panic of 1857: Short Entries.
52: Clipper Ships.
53: De Bow’s Review.
54: Dred Scott Decision (Dred Scott v. Sandford) (1857).
55: “Free Soil”.
56: Helper, Hinton Rowan (1829–1909).
57: Kelly, William (1811–1888).
58: Lynn Shoe Workers Strike (1860).
59: Oil Creek, Pennsylvania.
60: Walker, William (1824–1860).
61: Panic of 1873.
62: Panic of 1873: Short Entries.
63: Centennial Exposition (1876).
64: Colfax, Schuyler (1823–1885).
65: Compromise of 1877.
66: Cooke, Jay (1821–1905).
67: “Crime of ’73”.
68: Great Strike of 1877.
69: Molly Maguires.
70: Rockefeller, John D. (1839–1937).
71: Slaughterhouse Cases (1873).
72: Whiskey Ring.
73: Depression of the 1890s.
74: Depression of the 1890s: Short Entries.
75: Coxey’s Army (1894).
76: “Cross of Gold” Speech (1896).
77: Frick, Henry Clay (1849–1919).
78: Homestead Strike (1892).
79: In Re Debs (1895).
80: Lloyd, Henry Demarest (1847–1903).
81: Olney, Richard (1835–1917).
82: Plessy v. Ferguson (1896).
83: Populism.
84: Social Darwinism.
85: Panic of 1907.
86: Panic of 1907: Short Entries.
87: Aldrich-Vreeland Act (1908).
88: Christianity and the Social Crisis (1907).
89: Danbury Hatters Case (1908).
90: “Gentlemen’s Agreement” (1907–1908).
91: Great White Fleet (1907–1909).
92: Haywood, William Dudley “Big Bill” (1869–1928).
93: Morgan, J. P. (1837–1913).
94: Muller v. Oregon (1908).
95: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858–1919).
96: Standard Oil Company.
97: Economic Downturn of 1913–1914.
98: Economic Downturn of 1913–1914: Short Entries.
99: Bull Moose (Progressive) Party.
100: Clayton Antitrust Act (1914).
101: Federal Reserve Act (Glass-Owen Act) (1913).
102: Ford, Henry (1863–1947).
103: Glass, Carter (1858–1946).
104: Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
105: Pujo Committee (1912–1913).
106: 16th Amendment (1913).
107: Taft, William Howard (1857–1930).
108: Woolworth, Frank W. (1852–1919).
109: Recession of 1920–1921.
110: Recession of 1920–1921: Short Entries