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dc.contributor.authorMackay, T.-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Nineteenth Century History, 2015; 16(3):307-328-
dc.description.abstractAt the turn of the twentieth century, many Americans lacked confidence in the nation’s banks. In various ways, privately owned or operated banking institutions were viewed to be adverse to the interests of “the people.” Still, beginning in the late nineteenth century, deposit banking came to be accepted as a vital “public service.” This article explains how that happened and illustrates how multiple people-oriented alternatives gradually emerged. While these have been explored previously, this article demonstrates how new ideas about the importance of banking facilitated the emergence of a broad movement aimed at popular participation and control. To reveal this history and to gauge popular ideas, it favors materials that appeared within the public sphere. This approach demonstrates how underlying confidence issues motivated a broad movement that aimed to democratize banking institutions.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThomas Ashley Mackay-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis-
dc.rights© 2016 Taylor & Francis-
dc.subjecteconomic democracy; history of capitalism; Gilded Age and Progressive Era; bank reform; popular politics-
dc.titleMaking banks fit for the people: confidence, democracy, and the rise of banking alternatives in America, 1880–1914-
dc.typeJournal article-
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