POTENTIAL SOURCES FOR STUDENT TERM PAPERS
Eco 327 (Issues in American Economic History Since 1900)
Last revised 4 March 2014.

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This list gives several good sources for your term papers.  It is by no means comprehensive, but if you're doing one of the topics listed below, it ought to be helpful.  There are, of course, many more acceptable topics besides the ones listed below.

General piece of advice:  Make ample use of the course reading materials, including the ANGEL readings.  While these should not be your only sources for the term paper, you certainly should try to get whatever information you can from them.

Note: Books that have placed on reserve at Penfield Library are indicated in boldface. Many if not most topics have a corresponding chapter or two in the Cambridge Economic History of the United States, Volume III: The Twentieth Century, which has also been placed on reserve.

African-Americans' Economic Progress, 1900-2000

The Cold War The Crash of 1929 and the Stock Market of the 1920s Education and the American Economy The Eight-Hour Day and the Shortening of the Workweek, 1900-1930 The Financial Crisis of 2008 The Great Depression Immigration The Oil Crisis of the 1970s The Panic of 1907 Poverty and the Welfare System The Post-1973 Productivity Slowdown Prohibition Women's Economic Progress World War II and the American Economy For more up-to-date (i.e., post-1970) topics, here are a few "sources for all seasons" -- serials that provide scholarly yet accessible coverage of many current economic events and much recent economic history. Browsing them is likely to be fruitful: