Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds: Large Print (Paperback)

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The personal character and career of one man are so intimately connected with the great scheme of the years 1719 and 1720, that a history of the Mississippi madness can have no fitter introduction than a sketch of the life of its great author John Law. Historians are divided in opinion as to whether they should designate him a knaveor a madman. Both epithets were unsparingly applied to him in his lifetime, and while the unhappy consequences of his projects were still deeply felt. Posterity, however, has found reason to doubt the justice of the accusation, and to confess that John Law was neither knave nor madman, but one more deceived than deceiving, more sinned against than sinning.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798588604673
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 522
Language: English