Press

  • Forbes

    Blessing Or Curse? The National Debt From The Founding Fathers To The Age Of Jackson

    "The quest for, and eventual achievement of, debt freedom on January 1, 1835 is the subject of Carl Lane’s fascinating book, A Nation Wholly Free... The result is an excellent story about finance and political will that should enlighten the present debate about the public debt." - Tim Reuter

    Read the full review at Forbes.
  • The Wall Street Journal

    When America Paid Its Debts

    "A Nation Wholly Free is Mr. Lane’s fascinating exploration of what led to the brief interlude of 1835-37, the only time in its existence when the United States had no debt." - Daniel Shuchman

    Read the full review at The Wall Street Journal.
  • Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

    “Historian Lane delivers a superbly written exploration of a narrow subject in the fading past, making it feel surprisingly relevant to modern readers...This is first-rate history rendered with unusual clarity and verve.” - Publishers Weekly

    Read the full review at Publishers Weekly.
  • Peter J. Woolley, Ph.D.

    Professor of Comparative Politics, Fairleigh Dickinson University

    “An engaging treatment of a topic of perennial concern and frequent misunderstanding, this lucid tale of the brief moment when the United States was debt-free should be on every Congress member’s bedside table." - Peter J. Woolley
  • Everything Financial Radio & Podcast

    Listen to the podcast: "On this week’s Everything Financial Radio Program, Host Dennis Tubbergen speaks with Dr. Carl Lane, author of A Nation Wholly Free: The Elimination of the National Debt in the Age of Jackson. Dennis discussed parallels of today’s economy with the economy of the 1830’s with Dr. Lane. You can learn a lot from this conversation with Dr. Lane." - Everything Financial Radio
  • Politico - New & Noteworthy

    Politico featured A Nation Wholly Free: The Elimination of the National Debt in the Age of Jackson on "New & Noteworthy."