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Chairman of the FedWilliam McChesney Martin Jr., and the Creation of the Modern American Financial System

Chairman of the Fed: William McChesney Martin Jr., and the Creation of the Modern American Financial System

Robert P. Bremner

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300105087
eISBN:
9780300127799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300105087.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This is a biography of William McChesney Martin Jr. (1906–1998), the first paid president of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the chairman of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) under Presidents ... More

Culture, Capitalism, and Democracy in the New America

Culture, Capitalism, and Democracy in the New America

Richard Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100259
eISBN:
9780300127874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100259.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

The United States is in transit from an industrial to a postindustrial society, from a modern to a postmodern culture, and from a national to a global economy. This book asks how we can distinguish ... More

Fake SilkThe Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Paul David Blanc

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204667
eISBN:
9780300224887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204667.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protectives steps are taken? This disturbing book tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous ... More

Liberty's DawnA People's History of the Industrial Revolution

Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution

Emma Griffin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300151800
eISBN:
9780300194814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151800.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the industrial revolution was experienced by the working class of Britain. ... More

White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western ArcticThe Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century

White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century

John R. Bockstoce

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221794
eISBN:
9780300235166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221794.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book examines the challenges that confronted the peoples of the Western Arctic in the early twentieth century, a result of the collapse of the whaling industry and the nearly simultaneous rise ... More

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