Thursday, June 24, 2010

History Now: Shaping the American Economy

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced publication of Shaping the American Economy, the latest issue of History Now, a quarterly online journal for history teachers and students, available here. The Institute explains:
How has American capitalism evolved? When were banks introduced into our economy? How did the stock market come into existence and why is it so important today? Who were the pioneers of American industry and finance? How has government policy affected the economy in the past? In this issue of History Now, five noted scholars grapple with these questions. The result is a primer on the American economy, describing clearly and accessibly the origins and development of our most critical institutions. In addition, we have included a slideshow of images from financial scandals throughout American history in partnership with the Museum of American Finance.