Golden Fetters

Golden Fetters : Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-39

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This is a reassessment of the international monetary crisis of the post-World War I period that led to the Great Depression of the 1930s. It also analyzes the responses of the world economic powers to the Depression and describes how new monetary policies set the stage for the watershed post-World War II system established at Bretton Woods. It offers new theories of what effect the Great Depression had on the collapse of the world monetary system, and what effect the collapse had on deepening and prolonging the Depression. The events of this period are shown to have striking parallels with recent events, such as nations defaulting on their debts, a stock market crash and an agricultural crisis.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 467 pages
  • 162.56 x 241.3 x 43.18mm | 866.36g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line drawings, figures, tables
  • 0195064313
  • 9780195064315

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