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. rn rn Discover.rn . how the New York Stock Exchange operated before the telephone!rn . what kept the "machinery of speculation" greasedrn . the scheming of 19th-century stockbrokers rn . the "habits and humors" of the Street at the timern . and more!