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Author Fraser, Steve, 1945-

Title Every man a speculator : a history of Wall Street in American life / Steve Fraser.

Imprint New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 2006, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  332.632 F864e 2006    ---  Available
Edition 1st Harper Perennial ed.
Description 721 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Buccaneers and confidence men on the financial frontier. -- Revolution and counterrevolution -- Monsters, aristocrats, and confidence men -- From confidence man to colossus -- Wall Street in Coventry -- pt. 2. The imperial age. -- The engine room of corporate capitalism -- The great Satan -- Wall Street and the decline of Western Civilization -- Wall Street is dead! long live Wall Street! -- Other people's money -- War and peace on Wall Street -- A season in Utopia -- pt. 3. The age of Ignominy. -- Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? -- Evicted from the temple -- The long good-bye -- pt. 4. The world turned upside down. -- The return of the repressed -- Shareholder nation.
Summary For more than two hundred years, Americans have enjoyed a love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Long an object of suspicion and fear, it eventually came to be seen as a more inviting place, an open road to wealth and freedom. Peeling away the layers of myth surrounding this fabled street, Steve Fraser shows that the remarkable transformation of Wall Street as a cultural icon -- its odyssey from perdition to salvation, from darkness into light -- is a story that goes to the heart of the American character.
Subject Securities industry -- United States -- History.
Investments -- United States -- History.
ISBN 006662049X (pbk.)
9780066620497 (pbk.)
Standard No. YDXCP 2242553

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