Bob Schreiner forwarded this announcement from Tom Carson, coauthor of the e-book on the money of Chattanooga, TN. Thanks!
The electronic book chronicling the history of money in Chattanooga is now free online. Co-authors Dennis Schafluetzel
and Tom Carson have decided to give it as a present to the residents of the Gigacity. This is the most comprehensive
book ever written on a region's money. The massive number of color images makes this cost prohibitive as a printed book,
but an excellent example of the power of high speed internet. Starting with the pre-Civil war state chartered banks
there are color images of hundreds of notes - many unique. There are histories of the banks and many of their officers.
Money was scarce and during periods of economic uncertainty and people and institutions of standing in the community
were forced to print money to allow for the continuation of commerce.
Hoarding caused by the Panic of 1857 forced prominent cotton merchant I.S. G. Martin of Eufaula AL to issues notes. He was well regarded and the notes freely circulated.
The Confederacy did not make coins so change was made by Change Notes issued by prominent businessmen.
You can spend hours at http://www.schafluetzel.org/Chattanooga$/index.htm learning the history of money in Chattanooga. This is a living work and you can contact Dennis Schafluetzel at email@example.com or Tom Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org with items to add.
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