Symposium 2017 Session – Wildcat Banks and Free Silver

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Wildcat Banks and Free Silver: Currency in the 19th Century.

Presented by B.A. Klapper

Learn about the changes in currency during the nineteenth century.


The nineteenth century saw considerable changes in currency in the United States. This presentation explores the history of wildcat banks, free silver, and the gold standard.

B.A. KlapperB.A. Klapper is a blogger, historian, and experienced tabletop gamer but a relative newcomer to the steampunk community. Fortunately his wide range of knowledge has proven an asset in his alternate persona: Karl August Bergmann, Chronopol Agent.



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