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Title Face value : the entwined histories of money and race in America / Michael O'Malley.
Author O'Malley, Michael, author.
Publication Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Description 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-252) and index.
Summary "From colonial history to the present, Americans have passionately, even violently, debated the nature and the character of money. They have painted it and sung songs about it, organized political parties around it, and imprinted it with the name of God--all the while wondering: is money a symbol of the value of human work and creativity, or a symbol of some natural, intrinsic value? In Face Value, Michael O'Malley provides a deep history and a penetrating analysis of American thinking about money and the ways that this ambivalence unexpectedly intertwines with race. Like race, money is bound up in questions of identity and worth, each a kind of shorthand for the different values of two similar things. O'Malley illuminates how these two socially constructed hierarchies are deeply rooted in American anxieties about authenticity and difference. In this compelling work of cultural history, O'Malley interprets a stunning array of historical sources to evaluate the comingling of ideas about monetary value and social distinctions. More than just a history, Face Value offers us a new way of thinking about the present culture of coded racism, gold fetishism, and economic uncertainty."--Provided by publisher.
Contents This New Black Flesh Coin -- Banking on Slavery -- Rags, Blacking, and Paper Soldiers -- Gold Money and the Constitution of Man -- A Bank in Human Form -- Epilogue: Words and Bonds.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed January 30, 2020).
Subject African Americans -- Public opinion -- History.
Equality -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- Economic conditions.
Monetary policy -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Money -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- History.
Money -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Public opinion -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations -- Economic aspects -- History.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Money & Monetary Policy.
African Americans -- Economic conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799599
African Americans -- Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst00799665
Equality -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00914460
Monetary policy -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01025252
Money -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01025294
Money -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01025301
Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst01082785
Race relations -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086512
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: O'Malley, Michael. Face value. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012] 9780226629377 (DLC) 2011038982 (OCoLC)755213422
ISBN 9780226629391 (electronic bk.)
0226629392 (electronic bk.)
9781280678295 (ebk.)
1280678291 (ebk.)

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