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Routledge Library Editions: History of Money, Banking and Finance


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The Manhattan Company: Managing a Multi-Unit Corporation in New York, 1799-1842

The Manhattan Company: Managing a Multi-Unit Corporation in New York, 1799-1842

1st Edition

Gregory S. Hunter
February 12, 2019

This book, first published in 1989, is a valuable addition to the literature on the study of American business history. Most previous historians, however, have studied the management of business in a vacuum, separating the internal affairs of particular companies from the social and political...

Bank Behavior, Regulation, and Economic Development: California, 1860-1910

Bank Behavior, Regulation, and Economic Development: California, 1860-1910

1st Edition

Roger C. Lister
February 12, 2019

This study of bank behaviour and banking regulation, first published in 1993, continues to provide through its close analysis valuable insights into the issues of modern banking. The effects of regulatory restriction and liberalisation are examined in detail, and California’s banking history, while...

Reform of the Federal Reserve System in the Early 1930s: The Politics of Money and Banking

Reform of the Federal Reserve System in the Early 1930s: The Politics of Money and Banking

1st Edition

Sue C. Patrick
February 12, 2019

This book, first published in 1993, examines in detail the bureaucratic and political manoeuvring surrounding the enactment of banking and monetary reforms in the 1930s. Although banking reform influenced the politics of both the Hoover and Roosevelt presidencies, most surveys devote only a few...

The Stock Exchange

The Stock Exchange

1st Edition


February 12, 2019

The Stock Exchange has been described as the mart of the world; as the nerve-centre of the politics and finances of nations; as the barometer of their prosperity and adversity; and as the bottomless pit of London, worse than all the hells. This book, first published in 1904, examines the London...

A Short Fiscal and Financial History of England, 1815-1918

A Short Fiscal and Financial History of England, 1815-1918

1st Edition


February 12, 2019

This book, first published in 1921, is intended to serve as an introduction to the study of the historical background of modern industrial and social questions. It deals with the evolution of English industrial conditions from the close of the Napoleonic War to the outbreak of the First World War....

The Money Market

The Money Market

1st Edition


February 12, 2019

This book, first published in 1904, is an early examination of England’s monetary system: what it is, how it was founded, grew and developed. It analyses the role of trade in this development, and works from the assumption that the material well-being of the country and all its inhabitants is...

Finance and Trade Under Edward III

Finance and Trade Under Edward III

1st Edition

George Unwin
February 12, 2019

These important essays, first published in 1918, consider the various economic aspects of the reign of Edward III. They support George Unwin’s contention that the measures of the king and parliament were mainly opportunist rather than the expression of a definite financial policy....

The Evolution of the Money Market 1385-1915: An Historical and Analytical Study of the Rise and Development of Finance as a Centralised, Co-ordinated Force

The Evolution of the Money Market 1385-1915: An Historical and Analytical Study of the Rise and Development of Finance as a Centralised, Co-ordinated Force

1st Edition

Ellis T. Powell
February 12, 2019

First published in 1916, this work is still recognised as a valuable historical and analytical study of the rise and development of finance as a centralised, coordinated force during the period 1385 to 1915. It examines the evolution of the modern money market, and describes amongst other things...

A Survey of Primitive Money: The Beginnings of Currency

A Survey of Primitive Money: The Beginnings of Currency

1st Edition

A. Hingston Quiggin
February 12, 2019

This book, first published in 1949, is the original and key survey of the stages which preceded the use of coins as the medium of exchange, and of the objects that coins displaced, objects which for want of a better name are here called primitive money. It examines in detail the primitive monies of...

The Bill on London: or, the Finance of Trade by Bills of Exchange

The Bill on London: or, the Finance of Trade by Bills of Exchange

1st Edition


February 12, 2019

The Bill is one of the oldest instruments of credit in the world, and this book, first published in 1952 and revised in 1976, provides an in-depth analysis of this financial instrument which has stood the test of centuries. No other book gives more than a part of the information here set out....

The National Banks and American Economic Development, 1870-1900

The National Banks and American Economic Development, 1870-1900

1st Edition

Helen Hill Updike
February 12, 2019

This book, first published in 1985, is a study of the functioning of one sector of American capital markets – non-reserve city national banks – between 1870 and 1900. The unusually wide and deep expansion of the American economy in this period was impelled in part by the growth and development of...

Federal Reserve Behavior, 1923-1931

Federal Reserve Behavior, 1923-1931

1st Edition

Marshall E. McMahon
February 12, 2019

The Federal Reserve System has been widely criticised for its response (or lack of response) to the economic and financial problems of 1928-1933. This period was one of frantic speculation followed by the collapse of the stock market, the banking system and the economy at large. How did the Fed let...

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