The Resource Greenback : the almighty dollar and the invention of America, Jason Goodwin

Greenback : the almighty dollar and the invention of America, Jason Goodwin

Label
Greenback : the almighty dollar and the invention of America
Title
Greenback
Title remainder
the almighty dollar and the invention of America
Statement of responsibility
Jason Goodwin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Money has always been at the heart of the American experience. Paper money, invented in Boston in 1698, was a classic of American ingenuity-and American disregard for authority and tradition. Jason Goodwin has written a biography of the dollar, giving us the story of its astonishing career through the wilds of American history. Greenback looks at the dollar over the years as a form of art, a kind of advertising, a reflection of American attitudes, and a builder of empires. The author shows us how the dollar rolled out the frontier and peopled the Plains, how it erected the great cities, and how it expressed the urges of democracy and opportunity. And, above all, Goodwin introduces us to the people who championed--or ambushed--the dollar over the years: presidents, artists, pioneers, and frontiersmen bankers, shady and upright safecrackers, crooks, and dreamers of every stripe. It's a vast and colorful cast of characters who all agreed on one thing: getting the money right was the key to unlocking liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Greenback delves into folklore and the development of printing, investigates wildcats and counterfeiters, explains why a buck is a buck and how Dixie got its name. Greenback brings together an array of quirky detail and surprising--often hilarious--anecdote to tell the story of America through its best-beloved product
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Goodwin, Jason
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG591
LC item number
.G64 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Dollar
Label
Greenback : the almighty dollar and the invention of America, Jason Goodwin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-299) and index
Contents
A promise to pay -- The treasure hunter -- The garden -- The antiquarians -- The sage -- The monarchist -- The dollar sign -- The American system of Jacob Perkins -- A Philadelphia story -- Uneasy money -- Killing the bank -- The spy -- The counterfeiters -- The great conspiracy -- Working for the Yankee dollar
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035368263
Label
Greenback : the almighty dollar and the invention of America, Jason Goodwin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-299) and index
Contents
A promise to pay -- The treasure hunter -- The garden -- The antiquarians -- The sage -- The monarchist -- The dollar sign -- The American system of Jacob Perkins -- A Philadelphia story -- Uneasy money -- Killing the bank -- The spy -- The counterfeiters -- The great conspiracy -- Working for the Yankee dollar
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035368263

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