Published By: Updated edition. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press ISBN: 978-0-19-539621-8 Date of Publication: 2012
Book Review Detail
Jonathan Kirshner of Cornell University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.3.883.r10 Review Pages: 903-04
Book Review Abstract
Jonathan Kirshner of Cornell University reviews, "Wall Street: A History" by Charles R. Geisst. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Updated second edition explores the history of Wall Street and examines the major events in finance and government that changed the way securities were created and traded. Discusses the early years, 1790-1840; the railroad and Civil War eras, 1840-70; the robber barons, 1870-90; the age of the trusts, 1880-1910; the money trust, 1890-1920; the booming twenties, 1920-29; Wall Street meets the New Deal, 1930-35; the struggle continues, 1936-54; the bull market, 1954-69; the bear market, 1970-81; mergermania, 1982-97; running out of steam, 1998-2003; the cataclysm, 2004-08; and the Great Recession, 2009-the present. Geisst is Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Professor of Finance at Manhattan College."