The First Wall Street

The First Wall Street

Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

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When Americans think of investment and finance, they think of Wall Street--though this was not always the case. During the dawn of the Republic, Philadelphia was the center of American finance. The first stock exchange in the nation was founded there in 1790, and around it the bustling thoroughfare known as Chestnut Street was home to the nation's most powerful financial institutions. The First Wall Street recounts the fascinating history of Chestnut Street and its forgotten role in the birth of American finance. According to Robert E. Wright, Philadelphia, known for its cultivation of liberty.
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago :2005
ISBN: 9780226910291
0226910296
0226910261
9780226910260
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 210 pages)

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