A Week in Wall Street. By One who Knows

New York: Published for the Booksellers, 1841. First edition. Original cloth backed boards, with printed spine label, restored, using original materials, to near-fine condition.[2], 152 p. Pencil notes on the rear endpaper may identify a few character names with real-life models. One of the first American books on the stock market. In the aftermath of the Panic of 1837 and subsequent depression. Jackson "presenting himself as a victim of stock swindling during the Panic of 1837) portray[s] the securities market as a comic stage where the folly of the multitude intersected with the wicked designs of the few.” Clifton Hood, ”In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis" (2017). Jackson was also,the author of "The Victim of Chancery; or the Debtor's Experience," also published in 1841, a "story of a family reduced to poverty and debtors’ prison continually criticizes the moral and institutional failings that permit…unwarranted suffering,” Maria Carla Sanchez, “Reforming the World: Social Activism and the Problem of Fiction in nineteenth-century America" (2008), an in-depth examination of this work.Wright, American Fiction, 1466; Kress C5511. Item #31918

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