Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 December 2015

232 Pages | 20 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190211653

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The Cotton Kings

Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans

Bruce E. Baker and Barbara Hahn

  • Argues that financial markets left to their own devices do not necessarily work well and that federal regulation can make them work better
  • Recounts an economic competition between New York and New Orleans through the lives of fascinating individuals and dramatic incidents
  • Includes a glossary that explains many of the technical terms and techniques of futures trading