Now it can be told! The secrets and insider knowledge of high finance-as the industry stood in 1878-are all revealed here in this curious and now entirely historical work of post-Civil War financial journalism.
. how the New York Stock Exchange operated before the telephone!
. what kept the "machinery of speculation" greased
. the scheming of 19th-century stockbrokers
. the "habits and humors" of the Street at the time
. and more!