The Cotton Kings

Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans
Author(s): 
Baker, Bruce E.
Author(s): 
Hahn, Barbara
ISBN: 
9780190211653
Date published: 
December 2015
Hardback
Price: 
£19.99

The Cotton Kings is a colorful account of the men who fought to control the price of cotton on unregulated exchanges in New York and New Orleans. Dishonest brokers used bad information to raise and lower prices, make or break fortunes, regardless of supply and demand.