America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve / Roger Lowenstein.Material type: BookPublisher: New Delhi : New York ; Penguin, c2015Edition: 1st ed.Description: 355 p. , 8 unnumbered pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781594205491 (hbk); 1594205493 (hbk).Subject(s): United States. Federal Reserve Board | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) | Federal Reserve banks -- History | Banks and banking, Central -- History -- United States | Monetary policy -- History -- United States | Banks and BankingDDC classification: 332.110973
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-335) and index.
Part one: The road to Jekyl Island ; The forbidden words ; Privileged banker, self-made senator ; Jitters on Wall Street ; Panic ; The crossing ; Progressivism ; Jekyl Island -- Part two: The legislative area. Into the crucible ; The great campaign ; Woodrow's miracle ; The Princeton depot ; The "slime of Bryanism" ; "The impossible has happened".
Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and launched America's first steps onto the world financial stage.