Silver and Gold; The Political Economy of International Monetary Conferences, 1867-1892
By Steven P. Reti

This new book provides the history around the creation of such patterns as J656-J659/P729-P732.

An account of the monetary diplomacy surrounding the origins and maintenance of the classical gold standard. The author provides a case-study analysis of the International Monetary Conferences of 1867, 1878, 1881, and 1892, tracing the developments from the initial selection of gold as the standard to the international negotiations that followed.

The author is concerned with how the study of the gold standard can shed light on current international cooperation, domestic requirements for international agreements, and the role of ideas in these debates.

Appends information about the commercial ratio of silver to gold from 1792 to 1914, and the world production and monetary value of these two precious metals. Hardcover edition.

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