Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Journal Content: Booms and Busts in the Gilded Age

The October 2011 issue of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era devotes itself to booms and busts in the Gilded Age, particularly the Panic of 1873, which the editor characterizes as perhaps "the least understood major episode in the history of American political economy." For a brief period, all the articles are freely available from the journal's website. Contents include:

Scott Reynolds Nelson, "Introduction: Reflecting on History when Markets Tumble"
Nicolas Barreyre, "The Politics of Economic Crises: The Panic of 1873, the End of Reconstruction, and the Realignment of American Politics"
Scott Reynolds Nelson, "A Financial Crisis in Prints and Cartoons"
Jonathan Levy, "The Freaks of Fortune: Moral Responsibility for Booms and Busts in Nineteenth-Century America"
Scott Reynolds Nelson, "A Storm of Cheap Goods: New American Commodities and the Panic of 1873"
Andrew Zimmerman, "Cotton Booms, Cotton Busts, and the Civil War in West Africa"
Sarah Abrevaya Stein, "Boom and Bust: A Comment"
Full access will be available only until the end of December 2011.