Panic of 1896
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The Panic of 1896 was an acute economic depression in the United States that was less serious than other panics of the era precipitated by a drop in silver reserves and market concerns on the effects it would have on the gold standard. Deflation of commodities prices drove the stock market to new lows in a trend that began to reverse only after the 1896 election of William McKinley. The failure of the National Bank of Illinois in Chicago is remembered as one of the motivating factors in the sensational Adolph Luetgert murder case. During the panic, call money would reach 125 percent, the highest level since the Civil War.
- Loerzel, Robert (2003). Alchemy of Bones: Chicago's Luetgert Murder Case of 1897. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0252028589.
- Alchemy of Bones: Chicago's Luetgert Murder Case of 1897 website
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- Another Banking Crisis: Chicago's Panic of 1896 by Robert Loerzel, October 2008