The Great Depression: Delayed Recovery and Economic Change in America, 1929-1939 - Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
  • The Great Depression: Delayed Recovery and Economic Change in America, 1929-1939 - Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
zoom

The Great Depression: Delayed Recovery and Economic Change in America, 1929-1939 - Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)

(author), (series editor), (series editor)
£21.99
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 27/01/1989
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This 1988 book focuses on the real puzzle of 1930s America: why did the economy fail to recover from the downturn of 1929-33? The author presents a convincing case that there were important long-run tendencies within the economy that are crucial to understanding this failure. From a wealth of detail about individual industries emerges a bold thesis about the interwar economy that emphasizes both cyclical and secular factors and shows that some sectors of the economy demonstrated technological dynamism during the 1930s. His approach cuts across the more traditional explanations which have been for the most part tests of economic theories rather than historical explanations of the depression.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521379854
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Bernstein focuses on the real puzzle of the 1930s: why did the economy fail to recover from the downturn of 1929-1933? he presents a convincing case that there were important long-run tendencies within the economy that are crucial to understanding this failure. His approach cuts across the more traditional explanations which have been for the most part tests of economic theories rather than historical explanations of the depression. Bernstein's book is, in a word, impressive.' Roger Ransom, University of California, Riverside
'This book makes an excellent case for the argument that sectoral transformation was an important contributing factor to the length of the Great Depression. It also points out the importance of including sectoral change in all economic histories of the twentieth century.' John Joseph Wallis, Journal of Economic History
'Michael Bernstein changes the nature of the recent debate about the aftermath of the great Depression. Instead of the familiar but now sterile arguments about macroeconomic aggregates, Bernstein forces us to consider long-term secular change. From a wealth of detail about individual industries emerges a bold thesis about the interwar economy. His work is ambitious and substantial. His arguments represent a major challenge to received wisdom. No small achievement.' Michael Weinstein, Reviews in American History
'By emphasizing both cyclical and secular factors and by showing that some sectors of the economy demonstrated technological dynamism during the 1930s, this book performs a valuable service.' Peter Fearon, Economic History Review

You may also be interested in...

A Companion to the History of the Book
Added to basket
Lords of Finance
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Age Of Capital
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Guns, Germs And Steel
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Kicking Away the Ladder
Added to basket
False Economy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Great Degeneration
Added to basket
The Making of the English Working Class
Added to basket
The Great Crash 1929
Added to basket
The Ascent of Money
Added to basket
Dogs and Demons
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Drove Roads of Scotland
Added to basket
Taxation: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.