I was just compiling a short list of Economic/News History Resources to share with a class tomorrow, when, as often happens, I got so excited about the cool stuff that I thought I'd share the list widely...
Impetus for this list: To properly understand an economic theory, you need some context from the broader world: What was happening in the political/economic/social environment when the target theory was being developed? How about when it was substantially revised or critiqued? Or when there was a sudden spike of interest in it decades after it was written?
- Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History: online and print formats
- The Palgrave Encyclopedia of World Economic History Since 1750: print format: (Bennett: HC 15 B355 2010)
- Additional (and more detailed) books and ebooks covering Economic History in specific periods
Historical News Sources
- Keesings World News Archive (1931 - present): A monthly digest of worldwide political and economic affairs.
- Facts on File: Weekly world news digest
- Hutchison Chronology of World History: Prehistoric times to 2005.
- The Timetables of History: A Historical linkage of People and Events: print only (Bennett: D 11 G78 2005)
As always, this is just a tiny sample of what's available via the SFU Library on this topic. Stop by the SFU Library and ask at our Research Help desk if you don't find what you need.
-- Mark Bodnar
Economics & Business Librarian