American Financing of Japan's War with Russia (1904-1905)
1. Auflage 2018,
338 Seiten, Gebunden, Book, Format (B × H): 153 mm x 216 mm, Gewicht: 4513 g
Reihe: Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gower Jacob Schiff and the Art of RiskJacob Henry Schiff (1847–1920), a German-born American Jewish banker, facilitated critical loans for Japan in the early twentieth century. Working on behalf of the firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., Schiff’s assertiveness in favour of Japan separated him from his fellow German Jewish financiers and the banking establishment generally. This book’s analysis differs from the consensus that Schiff funded Japan largely out of enmity towards Russia but rather sought to work with Japan for over thirty years. This was as much a factor in his actions surrounding the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905) as his concern to thwart Russian antisemitism. Of interest to financial historians alongside Japanese historians and academics of both genres, this book provides a lively and thoroughly researched volume that precisely focuses on Schiff’s mastery of banking.
Weitere Infos & Material
Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2.- Historiography.- Chapter 3. Jacob Schiff and His Cohort.- Chapter 4. Japan.- Chapter 5. The Business of Banking.- Chapter 6. The English Syndicate.- Chapter 7. Financing the War.- Chapter 8. Impact and Conclusions.