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Translation of “America’s First Great Depression”

A Chinese translation of America’s First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837 from Cornell University Press is now available from SDX Publishing.  On Amazon.

Review of “America’s First Great Depression”

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The White Coat Investor reviews my book America’s First Great Depression. “The book is a fascinating study of a difficult time in American financial history and I cannot recommend it enough.” Read the review.

Mention in Columbia Tribune story on “law and order”

screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-10-19-50-amI’m quoted in a Columbia Tribune story that discusses the debate over “law and order” in American politics.  Read the story.  I discuss this more fully in my books The End of Protest and America’s First Great Depression.

IMF blog reviews “Politics of Fiscal Squeeze”

when the party is over revised red orange final revision.inddAn IMF blog features a review of “The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze,” an edited volume that includes my chapter on the United States’ financial difficulties in 1837-1848.

Charles Dickens and America’s First Great Depression

Screen Shot 2014-12-20 at 5.40.27 PMThe Boston Globe discusses America’s First Great Depression as part of its story about Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Chapter in volume on “politics of fiscal squeeze”

when the party is over revised red orange final revision.inddWhen The Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective, has just been published by Oxford University Press.  The volume is edited by Christopher Hood, David Heald, and Rozana Himaz.  I’ve contributed a chapter, “Managing Fiscal Squeeze After the United States’ Panic of 1837.”  Read the British Academy news release.

AFGD to be published in Chinese

WSJ_AFGD_coverSDX Publishing has signed an agreement with Cornell University Press to publish a Chinese translation of America’s First Great Depression in April 2015.

Delancey Place posts excerpt from America’s First Great Depression

198a_erie-canal_ej56_28-1The Delancey Place website has posted an excerpt from America’s First Great Depression

Article about AFGD on Caixin website

logoEdwin Winkler of Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute has written an analysis of America’s First Great Depression for China’s Caixin website. Winkler says that the book “may foreshadow some future aspects of American politics and USA-PRC relations.”   Read the article.

The Historian reviews AFGD

coverThe journal The Historian has just published a review of America’s First Great Depression.  “Roberts’s book is more than an economic analysis of the 1830s and 1840s,” writes Dave Bush of Shasta College.  “He persuasively argues that it was a great depression not solely for economic reasons but because of resulting social and political changes. . . . Roberts does a particularly fine job of placing this period of US history within a global perspective.”  Read the review.