Freaks Of Fortune: The Emerging World Of Capitalism And Risk In America by Jonathan LevyFreaks Of Fortune: The Emerging World Of Capitalism And Risk In America by Jonathan Levy

Freaks Of Fortune: The Emerging World Of Capitalism And Risk In America

byJonathan Levy

Paperback | November 24, 2014

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Until the nineteenth century, “risk” was a specialized term: it was the commodity exchanged in a marine insurance contract. Freaks of Fortune tells how the modern concept of risk emerged in the United States. Born on the high seas, risk migrated inland and became essential to the financial management of an inherently uncertain capitalist future.
Jonathan Levy is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University.
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Title:Freaks Of Fortune: The Emerging World Of Capitalism And Risk In AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pagesPublished:November 24, 2014Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0674736354

ISBN - 13:9780674736351

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