Fraud in American History

Every few years corporate America is flooded with huge corporate scandals.  Edward Balleisen (Duke University) has written a ground breaking work on the subject on his book Fraud. In this video he walks us through the history of fraud in the United States and how the social and political responses have evolved.



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A bibliography and other resources on the history of fraud 

Balleisen, Edward (2018), Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff. Princeton: Princeton University Press

Mihm, Stephen (2007), A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press

Sarna, David (2010), A History of Greed: From the Tulip Mania to Bernie Madoff. New York: Wile