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John Jacob Astor: Business and Finance in the Early Republic (Great Lakes Books Series) Hardcover – August 1, 1991


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In this biography of John Jacob Astor, John Denis Haeger uses Astor's life and his career as a merchant, fur trader, and land speculator as vehicles for examining several important themes and issues in American economic and urban development between 1790

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John Denis Haeger is a professor of history, assistant vice president for research, and dean in the School of Graduate Studies at Central Michigan University. He is a founder and former editor of Michigan Historical Review and the author of The Investment Frontier. Haeger earned his PH.D. from Loyola University in Chicago.
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