Early chapters trace the steps by which this once great and prosperous system was assembled, from its tiny beginning in 1844 until it was considered, in 1914, to be so threatening a monopoly that the power of both the legislative and the judicial arms of the federal government was brought to bear upon it. At the peak of its power, between 1903 and 1913, there were follies of the management that led to criminal indictments of its directors, all men of the greatest prominence. Emerging refreshed, re-equipped and strongly financed from its reorganization of 1947, within thirteen years it was prostrate again, at least in part because of the follies and speculative greed of lesser men.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hastings House Publishers, Incorporated

    10 East 40th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Authors:
    • Weller, J L
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00050978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1974 12:00AM