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    Financing the War of 1812

    David Cowen talked about how Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin funded the War of 1812. On June 18, 1812 the United States officially declared war for the first time when President Madison…

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    Rise and Fall of Silver as Currency

    Miguel Perez-Santalla talked about the role of silver in the U.S. economy in the 19th century. He spoke about the changes in both U.S. and international markets that contributed to the…

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    Book Discussion on Frank A. Vanderlip

    Vicki Mack talked about her book, Frank A. Vanderlip: The Banker Who Changed America, in which she chronicles the life of financier Frank Vanderlip, who played an integral role in the…

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    Book Discussion on Fragile by Design

    Charles Calomiris talked about his book, Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, in which he analyzes the banking systems in the United States, the…

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    Women in Finance

    Author Sheri Caplan talked about her book, Petticoats and Pinstripes: Portraits of Women in Wall Street’s History, at the Museum of American Finance in New York City.

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    Rise and Fall of Richard Whitney

    Malcolm MacKay talked about his book, Impeccable Connections: The Rise and Fall of Richard Whitney, in which he details Whitney’s journey from New York Stock Exchange president to…

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    Jewish-American Revolutionary War Financier

    David Cowen talked about Haym Salomon, a Jewish-American Revolutionary War financier. In 1976, the United States honored Haym Salomon with a stamp with an inscription on the reverse…

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    Financial Booms and Busts in American History

    A panel of economic historians looked at the impact of boom and bust periods in U.S. financial history, with a focus on the banking industry in New York City. The panelists also…

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    Book Discussion on The Whiskey Rebellion

    William Hogeland talked about his book The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America’s Newfound Sovereignty, published…

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    Book Discussion on The President Is a Sick Man

    Matthew Algeo recounted the secret surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from President Grover Cleveland in June 1893, during one of the worst economic moments in American history. The…

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    Book Discussion on The First Tycoon

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf; April 21, 2009). In his book Mr. Stiles recounts the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who…

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    Book Discussion on Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal

    Mr. Bernstein talked about his book Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation, published by W. W. Norton and Company. He outlined the social,…

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