The Coming Battle

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I am adding this book for reference purposes. I haven't read it so, I have no opinions on it yet. smiling


Title Page

"In this volume the author endeavors to give an accurate history of the present National Bank System of currency, including an account of the first United States Bank,- both of which were borrowed from Great Britain by those statesmen who, like the father of Sir Robert Peel, believed that a national debt was the source of prosperity.

It is believed that the facts adduced in the following pages will be productive of some good, in pointing out the immense evils lurking in that system of banking, a system which has produced panics at will, and which is the active abettor of the stock gamblers, railroad wreckers, and those industrial tyrants of modern times, the enormously overcapitalized and oppressive trusts.

It is sought to point out the great dangers of delegating purely government powers to these greedy monopolists, by which they are enabled to organize a money trust, far more tyrannical than all the other combinations now in existence; and by which they absolutely defy the authority that endowed them with corporate life.

The issue between these banks and the people will be joined in the near future, and the greatest struggle the world ever witnessed will take place between the usurping banks on the one hand and the people on the other.

In the nature of things, unjustly acquired power of man over man generally rises to such heights of arrogance, as to eventually create a public opinion that will grind tyranny of every form to atoms, hence, The Coming Battle that will surely take place in the near future and the victory that will be won by justice will be the noblest events in American history."

The Author."


I. Origin of the Money Power in America 7
II. Origin of the Present National Ranking System 43
III. National Banks and Silver 89
IV. Conspiracy of New York and London Bankers and Bondholders to Remonetize Silver 109
V. Efforts to Remonetize Silver and Preserve the Greenback 158
VI. The National Banks Wage War Upon the Credit of the United States 203
VII. National Banks Secure a Continuation of Their Existence 236
VIII. The National Banking Money Power Secures Complete Control of the Treasury 270
IX. Money Power of England and United States Combine to Annihilate Silver 304
X. National Banking Money Power Brings on the Panic of 1893 325
XI. Special Session of Congress Repeals the Sherman Law 362
XII. Senate Votes for Repeal 384
XIII. Efforts of Administration to force Carlisle Bill through Congress 407
XIV. National Banks and the Administration Combine to Issue Bonds in Time of Peace 439
XV. Campaigns of 1896 460

*Page numbers correspond to original page numbers in book.
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The scourge of banking

Thanks very much, McJ, for putting this up. A little light reading before bed tonight!

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You're welcome

You're welcome James. Nothing like a little light reading to get you all riled up before you go to bed.