Did Railroads Make Antebellum U.S. Banks More Sound?
NBER Working Paper No. 20032
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We thank William Collins, Robert Margo, Paul Rhode, David Wheelock and participants in the "Enterprising America" NBER-Vanderbilt University conference, December 14, 2013. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.