Old Regime in a New World: Frankfurt’s Financial Market in the Nineteenth Century*

@article{Hein2020OldRI,
  title={Old Regime in a New World: Frankfurt’s Financial Market in the Nineteenth Century*},
  author={Benjamin Hein},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={2020},
  volume={92},
  pages={735 - 773}
}
  • Benjamin Hein
  • Published 16 November 2020
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Modern History
During the final third of the nineteenth century, German-speaking central Europe emerged as one of the leading creditors of US governments and corporations. London, Amsterdam, and New York played a key part in channeling German capital to North America, but so did—rather improbably—the small mercantile city of Frankfurt am Main. This article revisits Frankfurt’s rise as a major financial center in the Atlantic World. It explores why and how a city of such modest size, and with little prior… 
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