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Wall Street: A History

Charles R. Geisst


A history of Wall Street beginning in 1791 and ending in the present, the book traces the development of the major financial markets from the New York Stock Exchange's origins in the outdoor curb market through developments in the 1990s. The history is divided into four main periods – 1791 through the Civil War, the Civil War to 1929, 1929 to 1954, and the late 1950s to the present. In each period, the book traces the development of Wall Street by examining how it issued new securities and traded existing ones on the exchanges. It also examines the role of major personalities such as Jay Gould ... More

Keywords: banking laws, exchanges, financial markets, financial scandals, securities, US government, Wall Street

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195130867
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195130863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles R. Geisst, author
Manhattan College
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