The Scene of the Crime of 1873 Revisited: A Note

  title={The Scene of the Crime of 1873 Revisited: A Note},
  author={Paul M. O'Leary},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={388 - 392}
  • P. M. O'Leary
  • Published 1 August 1960
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
THE problem of the country's monetary standard and controversies arising from efforts to deal with it appear persistently and recurrently in American history. From the land-bank episodes of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries to the "tight money" policy of the Federal Reserve System in 1959, the "money problem" has intruded itself vigorously into social and political conflicts, giving American history much of its flavor. The Pine Tree shilling, the Land Bank of 1740, the… 
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