Fighting Over Money
Robert E. Wright on America's fights over money
THE MONEY MEN:
Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years’ War Over the American Dollar.
By H. W. Brands.
Norton. 239 pp. $23.95
From the late colonial era until the establishment of the Federal Reserve System in the early 20th century, conflicts over America’s money supply shaped the country’s history. Those taxes in the American colonies on stamps, tea, and...