Learn how American finance and currency evolved in the 19th century.

Presented by Captain Karl August Bergmann

The nineteenth century saw considerable changes in currency in the United States. This presentation explores the history of wildcat banks, free silver, and the gold standard.

Captain Karl August Bergmann (B.A. Klapper) is a writer, historian, tabletop gamer, and polymath. He has a particular interest in nineteenth century history and the development of transportation and financial networks. When he isn’t dealing with a temporal crisis as captain of the airship Amelia, you can either find him reading a book or living on the internet.


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