Africans in America
- Companion site to the PBS series that examines the economic and
intellectual foundations of slavery in America and the global economy
that prospered from it. Includes a teacher's guide.
America on the Move - An examination of how transportation shaped Americans' lives and communities.
Exhibit - The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco presents
a well-illustrated history of U.S. currency.
Economic History - University of West Georgia economics professor
Carole E. Scott provides a rationale for studying economic history
and transcripts of lectures on such topics as the effects of mercantilism
in the colonies and the Great Depression.
for the History of Economic Thought - Canada' s McMaster University
presents the writings of nearly 200 economic thinkers, from John
Stuart Mill to Thorstein Veblen to John Maynard Keynes.
Baker Library Historical
Collections - Among the collections of the library at Harvard's
Business School are manufacturers' trade cards from the late 19th
century and documents and articles on women, enterprise, and society.
Between a Rock
and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present
- Smithsonian exhibition on this enduring issue in American economic/labor
Face Value: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency -
This exhibit from the Louisiana State University Library explores
the relationships among art, politics, and the economy in the Civil
War era. Provides images of Confederate notes browseable by state.
- The Harvard Business School provides access to articles, interviews,
and book reviews related to business history.
Labor in America 1908-1912 - Classic photos of young workers
with photographer Lewis W. Hine's original commentary.
Leisure: The Business of Baseball in the Gilded Age - Discusses
the professionalization of baseball throughout the Gilded Age. Created
by Ben Lisle of the American Studies Department at the University
of Virginia, the site presents a case study in the transformation
of the economy in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Economic and Business History
- The WWW Virtual Library presents links on economic and business
Economic History Services - Listing
of databases in economic history, essays, discussion groups, and
a collection of course syllabi. Maintained by Economic History Association.
Growing a Nation: The Story of American Agriculture - A robust site with teaching activities and background information. From Utah State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History - This Duke University
center provides access to databases of newspaper and magazine ads
from 1911 to 1955 as well as a special collection on health-related
advertising in the first half of the 20th century and a collection
of advertising items from 1850 to 1920.
History of Economic Thought - Essays, background information, and essays from The New School.
The History of Social Security
- From the Social Security Administration.
of the Eighties: Lessons for the Future - The FDIC provides
a lengthy analysis of bank failures in the 1980s and early 1990s.
of the Standard Oil Company - The full text of Ida Tarbell's
classic 1904 book.
Images from the McCormick-International Harvester Collection - Images that document the history of farming, advertising, and rural life.
Labor Arts - The library
at NYU presents photographs, songs, posters, and other artworks
documenting the lives of working people.
Museum of American Financial
History - Offers online exhibits examining the evolution of
the Dow Jones and the fight against counterfeiting.
New Deal Network - Covers
the people who lived during the Great Depression into the early
1940s. Stories, radio broadcasts, and more.
Nobel Prize.org: Economics
- This site presents information about the winners of the Nobel
Prize in economics, along with their speeches and writings. The
topics of the winners' work traces important developments in the
discipline' s recent history.
Principles of Economics - TProfessor Ralph Byrns of the University of North Carolina presents extensive resources (e.g., an online textbook and companion study guide) for teaching the principles of economics.
Made Visible: American World' s Fairs and Expositions - The
library at the University of Delaware highlights six expositions
held between the Civil War and World War I, with the technological
and economic prowess of the United States as a major theme.
Secret History of the Credit Card - PBS's Frontline examines the credit card industry and its historical development.
Voices from the Trading Post - Oral histories and other resources
on the history of trading on Indian lands in the Southwest, from
1860 to the 1990s. A 96-page teacher's guide is provided. From Northern
Fire, Sweatshops, and Protective Legislation - Presented by
the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
in cooperation with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile
Employees (UNITE!), this site looks at the multiple effects of the
tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.
Virtual Museum and Archive of the SEC and Securities History - The title of this site explains its content-the history of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the securities industry.
Walter P. Reuther Library
- Presents exhibits on the history of such groups/events as the
IWW, the United Farm Workers, and the battle of the overpass. From
Wayne State University.