If you want to understand the history of money and banking and the federal reserve then watch this video. I have actually read just about everything that they're talking about, they have just rolled it all into one documentary, which is good because I've had to piece everything together in my head from all the other sources. Some will think it's boring but it's VERY informative.
While watching this I would pause it and look up some of the things mentioned, such as the quote from Otto Von Bismark and the ones from Andrew Jackson as an example and I have been able to find documentation verifying them all.
"The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole...Their secret is that they have annexed from governments, monarchies, and republics the power to create the world's money.
Here, it's 3 hours long but interesting