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EH.T: Re: Recent Economic History
================= EH.TEACH POSTING ================= On sources for recent Economic History: 1. Gene Smiley's book, _The American Economy in the Twentieth Century_. 2. There is a book of short articles on the economy since World War II. I can't seem to find my reference to it, but I'm almost certain it is edited by Harold Vatter. 3. There is an excellent article in the 1997 Annual Report of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas entitled "Time Well Spent: The Declining Real Cost of Living in America", where the authors look at the money price and the amount of work (in minutes or hours) that was needed to purchase various products in different years of the 20th century. As a General comment: how can we not talk at all about the post World War II period? If we don't do so, we are ignoring over 50 years of economic history. I find that bringing our "stories" about agriculture, manufacturing, banking, government, etc., up-to-date provides a nice conclusion to a survey course on U.S. economic history and one that allows students to understand more of the relevance of what we talk about during the course. Ray Cohn ============ FOOTER TO EH.TEACH POSTING ============ For information, send the message "info EH.TEACH" to firstname.lastname@example.org. >