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Lincoln and the Banks

The magnitude of Abraham Lincoln’s other accomplishments obscures his place as one of America’s most consequential bank policymakers.

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Making It in America

When we think of Gilded Age bankers, we tend to think of top-hatted men with names like Morgan, Stillman and Peabody. But there is one conspicuous exception: Amadeo Peter Giannini.

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J.P. Morgan, Railroad Referee

Bankers do a lot more than just accept deposits, make loans and underwrite securities. They give advice, warn clients against dangerous strategies—and even sometimes act as referees.

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