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The Resource A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867, Max M. Edling

A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867, Max M. Edling

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A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867
Title
A Hercules in the cradle
Title remainder
war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867
Statement of responsibility
Max M. Edling
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Language
eng
Summary
"In A Hercules in the Cradle, Max M. Edling argues that the federal government's abilities to tax and to borrow money, developed in the early years of the republic, were critical to the young nation's ability to wage war and expand its territory. He traces the growth of this capacity from the time of the founding to the aftermath of the Civil War, including the funding of the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. Edling maintains that the Founding Fathers clearly understood the connection between public finance and power: a well-managed public debt was a key part of every modern state. Creating a debt would always be a delicate and contentious matter in the American context, however, and statesmen of all persuasions tried to pay down the national debt in times of peace. A Hercules in the Cradle explores the origin and evolution of American public finance and shows how the nation's rise to great-power status in the nineteenth century rested on its ability to go into debt."--Publisher's Web site
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Edling, Max M
Dewey number
336.7309/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ249
LC item number
.E35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American beginnings, 1500-1900
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • War
  • War
  • Finance, Public
  • Finance, Public
  • Fiscal policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • Economics
  • Finance, Public
  • Fiscal policy
  • War
  • United States
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A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867, Max M. Edling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: war, money, and American history -- A more effectual mode of administration: the constitution and the origins of American public finance -- The soul of government: creating an American fiscal regime -- So immense a power in the affairs of war: the restoration of public credit -- Equal to the severest trials: Mr. Madison's war -- The two most powerful republics in the world: Mr. Polk's war -- A rank among the very first of military powers: Mr. Lincoln's war -- Conclusion: the ideology, structure, and significance of the first American fiscal regime
Control code
871670571
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780226181578
Lccn
2014008019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780226181578
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871670571
Label
A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867, Max M. Edling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: war, money, and American history -- A more effectual mode of administration: the constitution and the origins of American public finance -- The soul of government: creating an American fiscal regime -- So immense a power in the affairs of war: the restoration of public credit -- Equal to the severest trials: Mr. Madison's war -- The two most powerful republics in the world: Mr. Polk's war -- A rank among the very first of military powers: Mr. Lincoln's war -- Conclusion: the ideology, structure, and significance of the first American fiscal regime
Control code
871670571
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780226181578
Lccn
2014008019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780226181578
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871670571

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