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Wampum and the origins of American money, Marc Shell

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Wampum and the origins of American money
Title
Wampum and the origins of American money
Statement of responsibility
Marc Shell
Creator
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Wampum has become a synonym for money, and it is widely assumed that it served the same purposes as money among the Native Algonquians even after coming into contact with European colonists' money. But to equate wampum with money only matches one slippery term with another, as money itself was quite ill-defined in North America for decades during its colonization. Fledgling colonial currencies assimilated much more from Native American trading practices than they imposed on the locals, so much so that colonists regularly expressed fears of 'becoming Indians' in their widespread use of paper money, a novel economic innovation adapted from wampum. In this ... book, Marc Shell illuminates the context in which wampum was used by describing how money circulated in the colonial period and the early history of the United States."--Front flap of jacket
Cataloging source
TOH
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Shell, Marc
Dewey number
306.3/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.M7
LC item number
S44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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American Numismatic Society
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  • Wampum
  • Indians of North America
  • Money
  • Money
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Wampum and the origins of American money, Marc Shell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the American Numismatic Society"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: why wampum? -- Money and language -- Foreign legal tender -- Translation and conversion -- Coins on paper -- What is wampum? -- Indian giving and Willie Wampum -- Money writing -- Civilization -- Wall Street and democracy -- What happened to wampum
Control code
ocn859244039
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xvi, 138 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780252033667
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013944186
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)859244039
Label
Wampum and the origins of American money, Marc Shell
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the American Numismatic Society"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: why wampum? -- Money and language -- Foreign legal tender -- Translation and conversion -- Coins on paper -- What is wampum? -- Indian giving and Willie Wampum -- Money writing -- Civilization -- Wall Street and democracy -- What happened to wampum
Control code
ocn859244039
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xvi, 138 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780252033667
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013944186
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)859244039

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