The Origins of the Second Bank of the United States

  title={The Origins of the Second Bank of the United States},
  author={Raymond Walters},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={115 - 131}
M ORE than forty years ago Ralph C. H. Catterall, of the University of Chicago, published a history of the second Bank of the United States which still remains the standard work on the subject.' However, Catterall wrote in a period when economists were more convinced of the necessity of a currency firmly backed by gold than they are today-a circumstance which led him to render judgments on the movement for the chartering of the bank which may now be seriously questioned.2 Moreover, for source… Expand
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