Economic history is the study of how economic phenomena evolved in the past. This category contains links to sites offering economic and business histories.
A look back at the 1987 stock market crash. Provides a description of the event, charts, and an account of the causes they may have led to the 23% decline.
A 512 page document presented by the Mises Institute. In this volume, Murray Rothbard presents a comprehensive history of money and banking in the United States, from colonial times to World War II.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's online exhibit of historical US currency, with contextual information on the related status of the money system, banking, and the economy.
A synopsis, analysis and a downloadable copy of the Communist Manifesto along with a short biography of Marx and Engels.
A page edited by Morris Silver devoted to the consideration of unsettled or disputed aspects of ancient economies. (Note: Tripod site with popups.)
Online collection of historical documents and memorabilia about annuities, together with a history of annuities and their role in the development of financial markets and retirement planning.
Images of currency of Ukraine, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia, USA, Greece, Singapore, and other countries.
Online exhibit focusing on slavery depicted in money notes issued and circulated in the South during the Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction Era.
A collection of business articles related to economic history.
H-Business is an on-line newsletter for the Business History Conference.
News about business history research and information about the center.
The governments of the North and the South handled war financing differently. The North had moderate debt while the South created massive debt and hyperinflation.
A site dedicated to monitoring economical, environmental and international crises. Containing large base of informational articles, find out everything about the recent and historical crises.
Links to inflation statistics, price indexes, and sources of data on changes in the value of money.
An online directory of archives and other repositories of historical corporate records. Includes directory of professional associations for corporate and industrial archivists.
Analysis of the development of the Dutch economy in the period 1800-1913. Dutch GNP and its components. Historical statistics.
Founded in 1940 to encourage and promote teaching, research and publication on every phase of economic history, and to encourage and assist in the preservation and administration of research materials in the field.
Examples of hyperinflation throughout history from Diocletian through Zimbabwe.
Banking from Ancient Babylon in the 18th century BC to the Rothschild dynasty in the time of Napoleon.
Lots of economic theories from a variety of economists including Adam Smith, Alfred Marshall, David Hume and many more.
Resources for historians of economic thought provided by EH.Net and the History of Economics Society.
Provides access to resources for teaching, scholarship and research in the history of economics and economic thought.
History of the U.S. Consumer Price Index which was started in the high inflation days of WWI. It includes information about each decade since the CPI was created.
Money in its social, political, and economic context from the dawn of history to the end of the 20th century.
Published by the FDIC, with statistical information starting in 1934, a list of failed banks, and history of deposit insurance.
A study prepared by the FDIC's Division of Research and Statistics presents a detailed analysis of the complex combination of causes that led to the extraordinary number of bank failures in the 1980s and early 1990s.
History of U.S. currency and banking from 1775 - 2006 and beyond. Includes information about banking crises and attempts at forming a Central bank.
Interactive tool to compare the purchasing power of money in the United States (or colonies) from any year to any other year from the 1600s to today.
A peer reviewed journal promoting the intellectual exploration of the relationship between economics and morality from both social science and theological perspectives.
A project researching the foreign merchant community of Leghorn, Italy in history.
Seven decades of Littlewoods catalogues for home shopping in Britain. The social history of Littlewoods mail order business from the early 1930s up to the present day.
Merrimack Films was founded in 1983 to produce and distribute films and videos on labor relations.
Deals with money, its history and the history of banking.
A virtual museum about money in civilization, from antiquity to the present.
Online exhibits and resources chronicling the role of finance and capital markets in American history.
From barter, cattle, and cowrie shells to modern coins and currency, see how economic exchange has evolved through time.
This site contains facsimiles of historic corporate annual reports from the Lippincott Library collection at the University of Pennsylvania.
More than 100 years of stories, product and brand histories,and photographs are now available online.
Speculation, which involved driving up prices on desperately needed consumer goods, was both rampant and roundly condemned in the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861–1865).
Provides scholars, policymakers, students, the media, and citizens with information about the history of American taxation. The project pursues its mission through a program of web-based documentary publication and original historical research.
The site tells stories about the technologies important to the New Zealand economy in the 20th Century. Most of these technologies were identified by the end of the First World War.
The population, sources of wealth, taxation and the beneficiaries of the system
Full text of the Charter of the Dutch West India Company, 1621.
A website featuring accounts of infamous historic stock market crashes, economic bubbles and financial crises from tulip mania to the dot-com bubble (late 1990s).
The society publishes a periodical and works to promote the study of economic and social history.
An economic indicator crated by economist Arthur Okun and is the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. It is assumed that both a higher rate of unemployment and a worsening of inflation both create economic and social costs for a country.
The Bell Library makes history come alive through its collection of rare books, maps and manuscripts that focus on trade and cross-cultural interaction before ca. 1800.
Provide statistics to test the idea that the price level is related to the inflow of treasure into the Spanish economy.
What is money? History of money from barter, coins, precious metals and banknotes to the modern electronic monetary system. Covers important concepts: inflation, gold standard, Great Depression, etc.
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