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Boom and bust diplomacy: the financial crisis of 1873 and U.S. foreign relations

Abstract:

This thesis explains the intertwined financial, diplomatic, and global economic roots of the longest depression in U.S. history. Contrary to existing scholarship that tells the story of the Panic of 1873 as a railroad mania, it shows that the crash resulted from the post-war construction, and eventual collapse, of a transatlantic bubble of imperial imagination. A forcefully crafted yet premature and fragile narrative of rapid national consolidation and commercial expansion guided the rise ...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-4871-3996
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Name:
Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford; Keble College, University of Oxford
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100015505
Funding agency for:
Nitschke, C
Programme:
Thornton-Norris Laffan Graduate Scholarship in American History
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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