MONEY, MAYHEM & MIGHT™

Two Volume Set → Coming Soon!

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CHAPTER ONE

Ten Tumultous Years *1857 to 1867*

CHAPTER TWO

What Was in Your Purse or Wallet in 1860?

CHAPTER THREE

No Small Change – – Part One

CHAPTER FOUR

Tales of Tokens, Tags and Talismans…and Trade

CHAPTER FIVE

Ready to Rumble – Yes! Ready for War – Maybe!

CHAPTER SIX

Financing the Sinews of War

CHAPTER SEVEN

Three Southern Mints Taken in Trust

CHAPTER EIGHT

A Tale of Two Halves – (Two Half Dollars, that is!)

MONEY, MAYHEM & MIGHT™

Volume One

The Confederate States dollar was first issued just before the outbreak of the American Civil War by the newly formed Confederacy. It was not backed by hard assets, but simply by a promise to pay the bearer after the war, on the prospect of Southern victory and independence.¹

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VOLUME ONE is scheduled for a December 2020 release!

VOLUME TWO is slated for release in early 2021!

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MONEY, MAYHEM & MIGHT™

Volume Two

As the war began to tilt against the Confederates, confidence in the currency diminished, and the government inflated the currency by continuing to print the unbacked banknotes. By the end of 1863, the Confederate dollar (or “Greyback”, to distinguish it from the then-new “Greenback” paper US dollar, which was likewise put into circulation during the war) was quoted at just six cents in gold, and fell further still.²

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CHAPTER ONE

No Small Change – – Part Two

CHAPTER TWO

Hoards, Hoaxes and High Hopes

CHAPTER THREE

Joseph Wharton & The Nickel Revolutions

CHAPTER FOUR

Making Money the Old-Fashioned Way

CHAPTER FIVE

Gold Mines in the South Back in the Day

CHAPTER SIX

Such a Parcel of Rogues (in a nation)

CHAPTER SEVEN

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

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