The United States Monopolization of Bank Note Production: Politics, Government, and the Greenback, 1862–1878

  title={The United States Monopolization of Bank Note Production: Politics, Government, and the Greenback, 1862–1878},
  author={Franklin Noll},
  journal={American Nineteenth Century History},
  pages={15 - 43}
  • Franklin Noll
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Sociology
  • American Nineteenth Century History
Abstract Between 1862 and 1878, the view of the United States government towards the nation's money was transformed. Early in the Civil War, the government got into the bank note printing business out of necessity, printing and issuing the first-ever federal currency. Over the following years, debates raged whether the national currency should be printed privately or by the government's bank note printer, the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP). Matters came to a head in 1878… 
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