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Dickson H. Leavens, Silver Money, Principia Press, Inc., 1939 [15,257 kb] [Table of Contents]


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Preliminary Pages [i-xx]
Chapter
1 Silver and Gold before the Nineteenth Century [1]
2 Some Quantitative Aspects of Silver [6]
3 Bimetallism in the United States, 1793-1873 [18]
4 Bimetallism in France and the Latin Monetary Union [25]
5 The Demonetization of Silver in Europe [30]
6 The Silver Question in the United States, 1873-1893 [36]
7 International Monetary Conferences [45]
8 The Abandonment of silver by the United States, 1893-1900 [55]
9 Silver and India before 1892 [65]
10 Indian Currency Reforms, 1892-1914 [75]
11 Silver and China [86]
12 Business in China under the Silver Standard [101]
13 The Change from Silver to Gold Standards in Asia and Latin America [108]
14 Proposals for Monetary Reform in China [131]
15 The Wartime Rise in the Price of Silver, 1915-1920 [135]
16 The Postwar Decline in the Price of Silver, 1920-1933 [140]
17 The Pittman Act of 1918 [145]
18 Decreased Use of Silver in Coinage [151]
19 The Effect of the World War on the Indian Currency System [166]
20 Postwar Changes in the Indian Currency System [174]
21 Chinese Trade and Currency During and After the World War [195]
22 The Effect on China of the Fall in the Price of Silver, 1929-1933 [207]
23 Proposals to Do Something for Silver, 1923-1933 [224]
24 The Arguments for Doing Something for Silver [236]
25 Silver under the New Deal, 1933 244]
26 The Silver Purchase Act of 1934 [257]
27 The Execution of the Act, 1935 [282]
28 The Effect of American Silver Policy on China, 1934 and 1935 [293]
29 The Abandonment of the silver Standard by China [313]
30 Developments in the Silver Situation, 1936-1939 [327]
31 Summary and Conclusions [344]
Appendixes
1 Source of Data for Chart 1 [353]
2 Current Data [355]
3 The Computation of Parity Constants [358]
4 Coinage Ratios and Bullion Parities of Silver Coins [362]
5 World Consumption of Silver, 1920-1938 [367]
6 Distribution of World’s Gold and Silver in 1933 [368]
7 Text of Part of Thomas Amendment to the Agricultural Adjustment Act, Approved May 12, 1933 [372]
8 The London Silver Agreement of July 22, 1933 [374]
9 President Roosevelt’s Silver-Purchase Proclamation of December 21, 1933 [377]
10 Extract from President Roosevelt’s Message to Congress of January 15, 1934, Recommending Legislation on Gold [379]
11 Text of Pittman Amendment to Gold Reserve Act of 1934 [381]
12 President Roosevelt’s Message to Congress of May 22, 1934 Recommending Legislation on Silver [382]
13 The Silver Purchase Act of 1934 [384]
14 President Roosevelt’s Proclamation of August 9, 1934 Authorizing the Mints to Receive Silver Situated in the Continental United States on that Date [389]
15 President Roosevelt’s Executive Order of August 9, 1934 Requiring the Delivery of Silver to the United States Mints [391]
16 Recorded Monthly Net Exports of Silver from China, 1933-1938 [394]
Selected Bibliography [397]
Indexes: Index of Names and General Index [427]