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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is America's recovery from the Great Depression.


Six Superlative Sources

· America's Great Depression. Murray N. Rothbard. Mises Institute, 2000. Since it first appeared in 1963, it has been the definitive treatment of the causes of the Depression.

· Charting Twentieth-Century Monetary Policy. Silvano A. Wueschner. Greenwood Press, 1999. Summarizes a careful reading of some of the major primary sources of information about the thoughts and behavior of those who influenced Federal Reserve monetary policy during the 1920s.

· The Great War and the Search for a Modern Order: A History of the American People and Their Institutions. Ellis W. Hawley. St. Martin's Press, 1992. This highly regarded volume reexamines America's historical development during the years from 1917 to 1933.

· The New Deal and the Problem of Monopoly. Ellis Hawley. Princeton University Press, 1982. A comprehensive examination of the contradictions of the New Deal's economic program.

· New Deals: Business, Labor, and Politics in America, 1920-1935. Colin Gordon. Cambridge University Press, 1994. An exceptionally intelligent and provocative reinterpretation of the New Deal.

· The Origins of the National Recovery Administration: Business, Government, and the Trade Association Issue, 1921-1933. Robert Himmelberg. Fordham University Press, 1976. A sweeping nuanced treatment of the antecedents of the NRA.

Other Excellent Sources

· After Imperialism: The Search for a New Order in the Far East, 1921-1931. Akira Iriye. Harvard University Press, 1965.

· The Age of Roosevelt: Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933. Arthur Schlesinger. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

· The American Banking Community and the New Deal Reforms, 1933-1935. Helen M. Burns. Greenwood Press, 1974.

· American Business and Foreign Policy, 1920-1933. Joan Hoff Wilson. Beacon Press, 1973.

· American Diplomacy in the Great Depression: Hoover-Stimson Foreign Policy, 1929-1933. Robert Ferrell. Archon Books, 1969.

· America's Struggle against Poverty, 1900-1994. James T. Patterson. Harvard University Press, 1994.

· Anxious Decades: America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941. Michael Parrish. W.W. Norton, 1992.

· Awkward Dominion: American Political, Economic, and Cultural Relations with Europe, 1919-1933. Frank Costigliola. Cornell University Press, 1984.

· Balancing Acts: American Thought and Culture in the 1930s. Terry A. Cooney. Twayne, 1995.

· Calvin Coolidge: The Quiet President. Donald R. McCoy. Macmillan, 1967.

· Competition and Cooperation: The Emergence of a National Trade Association. Louis Galambos. Johns Hopkins Press, 1966.

· Crisis in Agriculture: The AAA and the New Deal. Van L. Perkins. University of California Press, 1969.

· Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era. Patricia Sullivan. University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

· The Elusive Quest: America's Pursuit of European Stability and French Security, 1919-1933. Melvin Leffler. University of North Carolina Press, 1979.

· "Emerging Organizational Synthesis." Louis Galambos. Business History Review, 44(1970):279-290.

· Empire without Tears: America's Foreign Relations, 1921-1933. Warren Cohen. Knopf, 1987.

· The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War. Alan Brinkley. Knopf, 1995.

· The FDR Years: On Roosevelt and His Legacy. William E. Leuchtenberg. Columbia University Press, 1995.

· Franklin D. Roosevelt: Launching the New Deal. Frank Freidel. Little, Brown, 1973.

· From New Era to New Deal: Herbert Hoover, the Economists, and American Economic Policy, 1921-1933. William Barber. Cambridge University Press, 1985.

· The Great Crash, 1929. John Kenneth Galbraith. Houghton Mifflin, 1954.

· The Great Depression. John Garraty. Doubleday, 1987.

· The Great Depression: Delayed Recovery and Economic Change in America, 1929-1939. Michael Bernstein. Cambridge University Press, 1987.

· The Harding Era: Warren G. Harding and His Administration. Robert K. Murray. University of Minnesota Press, 1964.

· Heir to Empire: United States Economic Diplomacy. Carl P. Parini. University of Pittsburg Press, 1969.

· Herbert Hoover, a Public Life. David Burner. Atheneum, 1984.

· Herbert Hoover and the Crisis of American Capitalism. Ellis Hawley, et al. Schenkman, 1973.

· Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression. Harris Warren. Greenwood Press, 1980.

· Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce: Studies in New Era Thought and Practice. Ellis Hawley, ed. University of Iowa Press, 1981.

· Herbert Hoover: Forgotten Progressive. Joan Hoff Wilson. Little Brown, 1975.

· "Herbert Hoover, Great Britain, and the Rubber Crisis, 1924-1926." Silvano Wueschner. Essays in Economic and Business History: The Journal of the Economic and Business Historical Society, 18(2000).

· Informal Entente: The Private Structure of Cooperation in Anglo-American Economic Diplomacy, 1918-1928. Michael J. Hogan. University of Missouri Press, 1977.

· The Invisible Hand of Planning: Capitalism, Social Science, and the State in the 1920s. Guy Alchon. Princeton University Press, 1985.

· Making the Managerial Presidency. Arnold E. Peri. Princeton University Press, 1986.

· A Monetary History of the United States. Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz. Princeton University Press, 1963.

· A New Deal for Blacks: The Emergence of Civil Rights as a National Issue. Harvard Sitkoff. Oxford University Press, 1978.

· New Dealers: Power Politics in the Age of Roosevelt. Jordan A. Schwartz. Random House, 1993.

· Perils of Prosperity, 1914-1932. William Leuchtenberg. University of Chicago Press, 1993.

· The Poverty of Abundance: Hoover, the Nation, the Depression. Albert Romasco. Oxford University Press, 1965.

· The Presidency of Herbert C. Hoover. Martin L. Fausold. University Press of Kansas (American Presidency Series), 1985.

· Private Wealth and Public Life: Foundation Philanthropy and the Reshaping of American Social Policy from the Progressive Era to the New Deal. Judith Sealander. Johns Hopkins, 1977.

· Prosperity Decade: From War to Depression, 1917-1929. George Soule. M.E. Sharpe, 1989.

· Rendezvous with Destiny. Eric Goldman. Knopf, 1952.

· Republican Ascendancy, 1921-1933. John D. Hicks. Harper, 1960.

· Republicans and Labor, 1919-1929. Robert Zieger. University of Kentucky Press, 1969.

· Seedtime of Reform. Clarke Chambers. Greenwood Press, 1980.

· Senator Robert F. Wagner and the Rise of Urban Liberalism. Joseph Huthmacher. Atheneum, 1968.

· Spreading the American Dream: American Economic and Cultural Expansion, 1890-1945. Emily Rosenberg. Hill and Wang, 1982.

· This Was Normalcy. Karl Schriftgiesser. Atlantic, Little, Brown and Company, 1948.

· The World in Depression, 1929-1939. Charles Kindleberger. University of California Press, 1986.

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