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The Power of the Purse
A History of American Public Finance, 1776–1790
E. James Ferguson
Paper ISBN 978-0-8078-4028-3
Copyright 1961 by the University of North Carolina Press
A Prize-Winning Book
John H. Dunning Prize, American Historical Association (1962)
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Careful and thorough research, clear statements of fact, a judicial temper, and a mastery of confusing detail help to make Fergusons book an outstanding one, the best study of national finances during the formative years of the Republic.
--The American Historical Review
A brilliant and comprehensive description of American finance during the Confederation period.
--The Economic History Review