The Public Debt of the United States: An Historical Perspective, 1775-1990


This volume presents a comprehensive history of the U.S. public debt from 1775 to the present. The authors document how the public debt has accumulated and review the methods the government has employed to manage and administer it. Their goal throughout is to put the current debt situation into historical perspective, providing an objective evaluation of both the current levels of debt growth and the effectiveness of debt management policies and administration.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1991


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