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400 Years Of Freethought
Samuel Porter Putnam
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Jon Meacham
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Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
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State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History - Howard Bodenhorn A big part of the motivation for this book seems to have been Bodenhorn’s desire to refute the “historical justification” provided by the two classic histories of banking (Redlich’s The Molding of American Banking and Hammond’s Banks and Politics from the Revolution to the Civil War), for central banking in general and the broadening of the Federal Reserve’s powers after the Great Depression in particular. The other claim Bodenhorn makes is that no one has really done an economic history of American banking, applying and testing state of the art economic theories against historical evidence. Both reasons highlight issues: why do we write history, and how best can we communicate historical insights to the public?