Money and Politics in the Rebuilding of Paris, 1860–1870

  title={Money and Politics in the Rebuilding of Paris, 1860–1870},
  author={David Pinkney},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  pages={45 - 61}
  • D. Pinkney
  • Published 1 March 1957
  • History
  • The Journal of Economic History
During the winter of 1867–1868 readers of Le Temps were entertained by a series of articles on the municipal finances of Paris by one of the paper's sharp-tongued contributors, the republican deputy Jules Ferry. The substance of the articles was not original, nor were they the most revealing of the many publications on the subject that appeared during the ‘sixties, but they were cutting and witty, and in 1868 Ferry republished diem as a booklet with an arresting title, The Fantastic Accounts of… 
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