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The Resource A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867, Max M. Edling, (electronic resource)

A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867, Max M. Edling, (electronic resource)

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A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867
Title
A Hercules in the cradle
Title remainder
war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867
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Max M. Edling
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eng
Summary
Two and a half centuries after the American Revolution the United States stands as one of the greatest powers on earth and the undoubted leader of the western hemisphere. This stupendous evolution was far from a foregone conclusion at independence. The conquest of the North American continent required violence, suffering, and bloodshed. It also required the creation of a national government strong enough to go to war against, and acquire territory from, its North American rivals. In A Hercules in the Cradle, Max M. Edling argues that the federal government's abilities to tax and to borrow money, developed in the early years of the republic, were critical to the young nation's ability to wage war and expand its territory. He traces the growth of this capacity from the time of the founding to the aftermath of the Civil War, including the funding of the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. Edling maintains that the Founding Fathers clearly understood the connection between public finance and power: a well-managed public debt was a key part of every modern state. Creating a debt would always be a delicate and contentious matter in the American context, however, and statesmen of all persuasions tried to pay down the national debt in times of peace. A Hercules in the Cradle explores the origin and evolution of American public finance and shows how the nation's rise to great-power status in the nineteenth century rested on its ability to go into debt.--
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Edling, Max M
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non fiction
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  • American beginnings, 1500-1900
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  • War
  • War
  • Finance, Public
  • Finance, Public
  • Fiscal policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • United States
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A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867, Max M. Edling, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
Introduction: war, money, and American history -- A more effectual mode of administration: the constitution and the origins of American public finance -- The soul of government: creating an American fiscal regime -- So immense a power in the affairs of war: the restoration of public credit -- Equal to the severest trials: Mr. Madison's war -- The two most powerful republics in the world: Mr. Polk's war -- A rank among the very first of military powers: Mr. Lincoln's war -- Conclusion: the ideology, structure, and significance of the first American fiscal regime
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ybp11849358
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780226181608
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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remote
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(OCoLC)894555003
Label
A Hercules in the cradle : war, money, and the American state, 1783-1867, Max M. Edling, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=796689
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: war, money, and American history -- A more effectual mode of administration: the constitution and the origins of American public finance -- The soul of government: creating an American fiscal regime -- So immense a power in the affairs of war: the restoration of public credit -- Equal to the severest trials: Mr. Madison's war -- The two most powerful republics in the world: Mr. Polk's war -- A rank among the very first of military powers: Mr. Lincoln's war -- Conclusion: the ideology, structure, and significance of the first American fiscal regime
Control code
ybp11849358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780226181608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894555003

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