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The Great Depression A decidedly liberal/Keynesian look at the Great Depression by the author of the Liberalism Resurgent web page
The Great Depression in the United States From A Neoclassical Perspective Article by Harold L. Cole and Lee E. Ohanian, appearing in the Winter 1999 (Vol. 23 No. 1) issue of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review, an academic journal that primarily presents economic research aimed at improving policymaking by the Federal Reserve System and other governmental authorities.
The Great Depression Part of the An Outline of American History website
Great Myths of the Great Depression An short essay from the August '98 issue of The Freeman that takes a look at the Great Depression from a hardcore free market perspective
Slouching Towards Utopia?: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century, XIV - The Great Crash and the Great Slump A study of the economics of the Great Depression by J. Bradford De Long of University of California at Berkeley.  Argues that the Federal Reserve's use of tight monetary policy exacerbated the crisis.  Discusses the macroeconomic conflicts that are associated with unemployment.
The Banking Panics of the Great Depression Review by John H. Wood of Elmus Wicker's The Banking Panics of the Great Depression (1996), published by EH.Net in May 1997.
The Depression News: The 1930s Virtual tour of the Michigan Historical Museum exhibit on the Great Depression, with teaching materials and children's resources.  Includes displays on the rise of organized labor, the New Deal, bungalow homes of the 1930s, the automation of lighthouses, and Paul Honoré's mural "Michigan's Natural Resources" from the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair.
Did the gold standard in any way "cause" the Great Depression? A very short essay by Lawrence Reed of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy , part of the Ask the Economist archive.
The Main Causes of the Great Depression An essay by Paul A. Gusmorino 3rd, a student at Harvard University
New Deal Network A research and teaching resource on the devoted to the public works and arts projects of the New Deal.  Created by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI).
The Crash of 1929: Could It Happen Again? Article by Lawrence Reed of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy .  Argues that a repeat could happen only if government pursues the same disastrous policies of the 1920s and 1930s. 
The Great Depression Revisited Book review of The Great Depression: An international Disaster of Perverse Economic Policies . (Note: link at left is an introductory page.  The main text is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat to read).
Regime Uncertainty: Why the Great Depression Lasted So Long and Prosperity Resumed after the War Article by by Robert Higgs that looks at evidence from public opinion polls and corporate bond markets to show that FDR's policies prevented a robust recovery of long-term private investment by significantly reducing investors' confidence in the durability of private property rights. Not until the New Deal/war economy ended and resources became available for peacetime production did private investment-and the nation's economic health-fully recover. (Note: link at left is an introductory page.  The main text is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat to read).
The Roots of the Great Depression Interview with Richard H. Timberlake, a former professor of economics at the University of Georgia.
Four Myths About America's Great Depression
Article by Ronald H. Nash, Professor of Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary-Orlando, and a Contributing Editor to The Freeman. Article originally published in the November 1994 issue of The Freeman.
H1918-1945, Resources for Teaching Great list of links from the History department of the San Francisco State University College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Open Directory Project ODP's listing of Great Depression sites
The Great Depression - 20th Century History Net Links The's listing of Great Depression sites
"The Mythology of Roosevelt and the New Deal" Article by Robert Higgs, September 1998, The Freeman
How FDR Made the Depression Worse Article by Robert Higgs, February 1995, The Free Market Newsletter
"Some Observations on the Great Depression." Prescott, Edward C., Quarterly Review. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Winter 1999, Vol. 23, No.1.

Related Links

Federal Reserve Board Home Page The official home page of the Fed
National Bureau of Economic Research Founded in 1920, The NBER is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.  They have many papers online discussing the economics of the Great Depression.  Click here to see a partial listing.
The Ludwig von Mises Institute A free market think tank carrying on the work of noted Austrian school economist, Ludwig Von Mises
Minimum Wage Causes Maximum Pain An essay on the origins of the minimum wage during the Great Depression by Burton Folsom of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Do balanced budgets cause depressions? A short essay by Lawrence Reed of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, part of the Ask the Economist archive.
"The Davis-Bacon Act: Let's Bring Jim Crow to an End.'' Cato Institute Briefing Paper no. 17, January 18, 1993. This briefing paper from the Cato Institute argues that the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act was passed with the intent of favoring white workers who belonged to white-only unions over non-unionized black workers.
An American Coup d'État? An interesting article by Clayton Cramer from the November, 1995 issue of History Today about an alleged plot to overthrow FDR.