Secondhand. Good condition. General edgewear. Book has some scratches and foxing to front and back covers but this is hidden by the dust jacket. Some marks on the foredge. Dust jacket is good condition with some minor creasing to top. Inside book has sunning to pages.
This book discusses the 1890s economic expansion and depression. During this period of Australia history, cities and suburbs were developed, stock exchanges boomed, land speculation promised huge profit and thousands took on debt that they could never repay.
In the end, nearly every major bank and building society crashed, political and financial chicanery was exposed, investors lost everything, wealthy families were bankrupt. People starved, suicided or emigrated.