Money, Money, Money
The seventeenth-century effort to get an intellectual grasp on this slippery medium of trade
Paper Money Gets Personal
Reading credit and character in early America
Money of Moderate Size
Playing tricks on the dollar in Ecuador
Listening to the history of value
When Money Was Different
A look backward
North American Monetary Union?
A mid-nineteenth-century prelude
Benjamin Franklins "Enriching Virtues"
Continental currency and the creation of a revolutionary republic
Have You Heard the News About the Silver Fleet?
The Dutch appetite for Spanish silver
Free Silver and the Constitution of Man
The money debate and immigration at the turn of the century
Big Money Comes to Boston
The curious history of the Pine Tree Shilling
The California Gold Discoveries
The French view of themselves and the world
"A Bank on Parnassus"
Nicholas Biddle and the beauty of banking
The Rise of Usury in Early New England
Commerce, bills of exchange, and the morality of money
Currency Unions Past and Present
Units of account, constitutions, and media of exchange
Bookkeeping as Ideology
Capitalist knowledge in nineteenth-century America
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