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Author Stampp, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Milton)

Title America in 1857 : a nation on the brink / Kenneth M. Stampp.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.68 STAM    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 388 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-376) and index.
Summary It was a year packed with unsettling events. The Panic of 1857 closed every bank in New York City, ruined thousands of businesses, and caused wide-spread unemployment. Stampp's intensely focused look at this pivotal year illuminates the forces at work and the mood of the nation as it plummeted toward disaster.
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861.
ISBN 0195039025 (alk. paper)