Robinson Crusoe's Money; or, The Remarkable Financial Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Remote Island Community

TitleRobinson Crusoe's Money; or, The Remarkable Financial Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Remote Island Community
Year for Search1876
AuthorsWells, David A[mes](1828-98)
Date Published1876
PublisherHarper and Brothers
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

An argument against the policy of printing more currency as a solution to economic problems presented as the history of an imaginary island that tries the policy and suffers the consequences. On the greenback movement, as the movement against paper money was called in the U. S., see Irwin Unger, The Greenback Era: A Social and Political History of American Finance, 1865-1879. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1964.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1892; New York: Harper and Brothers, 1896; and New York: Peter Smith, 1931. The 1896 ed. rpt. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1969.

Illustration

Illus. Thomas Nast.

Holding Institutions

MoU-St, W3,5858

Author Note

(1828-98)

Full Text

1876 Wells, David A[mes] (1828-98). Robinson Crusoe’s Money; or, The Remarkable Financial Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Remote Island Community. With Illustrations by Thomas Nast. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1876. Rpt. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1892; New York: Harper and Brothers, 1896; and New York: Peter Smith, 1931. The 1896 ed. rpt. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1969. MoU-St, W3,5858

An argument against the policy of printing more currency as a solution to economic problems presented as the history of an imaginary island that tries the policy and suffers the consequences. On the greenback movement, as the movement against paper money was called in the U. S., see Irwin Unger, The Greenback Era: A Social and Political History of American Finance, 1865-1879. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1964.