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Author Balleisen, Edward J.
Title Fraud : an American history from Barnum to Madoff / Edward J. Balleisen.
Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
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Description xiv, 479 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-470) and index.
Contents Part I: Duplicity and the evolution of American capitalism -- The enduring dilemmas of antifraud regulation -- The shape-shifting, never-changing world of fraud -- Part II: A nineteenth-century world of caveat emptor (1810s to 1880s) -- The porousness of the law -- Channels of exposure -- Part III: Professionalism, moralism, and the elite assault on deception (1860s to 1930s) -- The beginnings of a modern administrative state -- Innovation, moral economy, and the Postmaster General's peace -- The businessmen's war to end all fraud -- Quandaries of procedural justice -- Part IV: The call for investor and consumer protection (1930s to 1970s) -- Moving toward Caveat venditor -- Consumerism and the reorientation of antifraud policy -- The promise and limits of the antifraud state -- Part V: The market strikes back (1970s to 2010s) -- Neoliberalism and the rediscovery of business fraud.
Subject Commercial criminals -- United States -- History.
Commercial crimes -- United States -- History.
Fraud -- History.
Commercial crimes -- History.
Financial institutions -- Corrupt practices -- History.
Fraud -- United States -- History.
Financial institutions -- Corrupt practices -- United States -- History.
Added Title American history from Barnum to Madoff
ISBN 9780691164557