The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance by Robert E. Wright
2009-03-16 | ISBN: 0226910261, 0226910296 | 218 pages | PDF | 4,1 MB
When Americans think of investment and finance, they think of Wall Street—though this was not always the case. During the dawn of the Republic, Philadelphia was the center of American finance. The first stock exchange in the nation was founded there in 1790, and around it the bustling thoroughfare known as Chestnut Street was home to the nation's most powerful financial institutions.