Forty Years of American Finance: A Short Financial History of the Government and People of the United States since the Civil War, 1865-1907

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Agricultural Department of United States government, declares 1884 wheat prices unremunerative, 102; underestimates wheat crop in 1891, 165; early predictions of good corn crop in 1894, 221
Agriculture, extension in the United States after 1865, 3; in Europe, 4; its influence on politics, 5; depressed condition of, early in 1879, 52; foreign reverses ip, 53- 55; great prosperity in, for the United States, 56, 59, 60; influence on resumption, Sherman's opinion regarding, 67; foreign competition in, after 1881, 86, 114; depression in, during 1885, 117; severe depression in, during 1894, 221; recovery urin 1896, 253; prosperity of, after 1897, 261; world-wide productiveness in 1905 and 1906, 314
Aldrich, N. W., U. S. Senator, his overestimate of revenue under McKinley Tariff Act, 135
Alexander, James W., president Equitable Life Assurance Company, his action starting investigation, 337; his letter regarding Equitable's bank deposits, 338
Allen W. V., U. S. Senator, attacks bond-issue of 1894, 211
Allison, W. B., U. S. Senator, speech on $100,000,000 gold reserve, 167; on Antirust Bill, 344
Amalgamated Copper Company, breakdown of effort to control igoi copper market, 307; cuts its dividend, 308; activities during 1906, 316; public attitude regarding its control of prices, 333
America, Trust Company of, its depositors and reserves, 371; run of 1907 on, 371; enormous withdrawal of cash from, 371
American Railway Union, strike of, in 1894, 220
American Steel and Wire Company, extravagant capitalization of, 287
Anti-Trust Law of 1890, invoked by Roosevelt Administration in 1902 against railway mergers, 344; its legislative history, 344, 345; primarily designed for manufacturing combinations, 344; railways

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