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The Common Thread: Slavery, Cotton and Atlantic Finance from the Louisiana Purchase to Reconstruction
This dissertation focuses on the relationship between cotton, slavery and finance. At its core is a consideration of the Atlantic credit networks that supported the cultivation of cotton across the antebellum South. Planters ...
A History of Money in Palestine: From the 1900s to the Present
How does the condition of statelessness, which is usually thought of as a political problem, affect the economic and monetary lives of ordinary people?
Upon Daedalian Wings of Paper Money: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772
From 1716 to 1845, the Scottish financial system functioned with no official central bank or lender of last resort, no public (or private) monopoly on currency issuance, no legal reserve requirements, and no formal limits ...
Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution, 1892-1922
This dissertation describes and analyzes the financial boom that made Russia the largest net international debtor in the world by 1914, as well as the Bolshevik default of 1918 -- one of the biggest in international financial ...
The Envelope of Global Trade: The Political Economy and Intellectual History of Jute in the Bengal Delta, 1850s to 1950s
During the second half of the nineteenth century, peasant smallholders in the Bengal delta – an alluvial tract formed out of the silt deposits of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna river-systems – expanded their cultivation ...
Turning the Economic Tables in the Medieval Mediterranean: The Latin Crusader Empire and the Transformation of the Byzantine Economy, ca. 1100-1400
This dissertation investigates the growth and decline of a major Mediterranean commercial economy at the crossroads of Christian Europe and the Muslim Middle East from 1100 to 1400. New and old evidence uncovers the ...
At the Origins of Welfare Policy: Law and the Economy in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean (1150-1350)
This dissertation is an economic and institutional history of the first comprehensive public health and welfare system in the Western world. Based on previously unexamined archival and archaeological evidence from several ...