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Fiat Money Inflation in France
A. White

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FIAT MONEY INFLATION IN FRANCE
How It Came, What It Brought, and How It Ended 

by 

Andrew Dickson White, LL.D., Ph.D., D.C.L. 

Late President and Professor of History at Cornell University;
Sometime United States Minister to Russia and Ambassador to Germany;
Author of "A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology," etc. 

INTRODUCTION 

As far back as just before our Civil War I made, in France and
elsewhere, a large collection of documents which had appeared during
the French Revolution, including newspapers, reports, speeches,
pamphlets, illustrative material of every sort, and, especially,
specimens of nearly all the Revolutionary issues of paper money,--from
notes of ten thousand _livres_ to those of one _sou_.

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