Daniel Defoe: ‘John Law and the Mississippi Scheme: An Anthology’

Daniel Defoe is the father of economic and financial journalism.

This anthology is testament to his remarkable insight into the European economic crises of the 1720s. His contemporary accounts of the euphoria and excess of the first ever stock market boom unleashed by John Law and his Mississippi Scheme, and the despair and poverty that followed its crash betray a chilling prescience and an unyielding strength of conviction that very few journalists have possessed since.

John Law and the Mississippi Scheme: An Anthology, includes: The Chimera (1720), The Case of Mr. Law Truly Stated (1721), and Selected Journalism (1719-1722).

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Published: December 25, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934619078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934619070
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces