Sources on financial crises

Starting point

The 100 most important American financial crises
Brief encyclopedia entries covering the history and impact of major U.S. economic events. Includes information on major international economic crises.

For more information
Try these searches in the Catalog to find relevant books:
Savings and Loan Bailout, 1989-1995
Savings and loan association failures
Financial crises–Asia
Stock Market Bubble, 1995-2000
Financial crises–Russia (Federation)
Financial Crises — History
Financial Crises — United States

Biographical sources

American National Biography
Scholarly biographical articles on people who have influenced American history and culture. Only includes people who have died.

New York Times Historical Backfile (1851-2017)
Wall Street Journal Historical Backfile (1889-2004)
Wall Street Journal via ProQuest (1984-present)

If you’re having trouble finding books …

  • Search the Library Catalog for books on the history of the company or organization with which your financier is affiliated.
  • Search WorldCat for the name of your financier and use FullTextFinder to request the book(s) you find on interlibrary loan.

Overviews of the economic environment

From the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History:

American Eras
8 volume set covering through 1899
American Decades
11 volume set covering 1900 through 2009
Each of the volumes has a chapter on “Business and the Economy” that has an overview of the U.S. economy during that era or decade.

Sources for economic statistics

Economic Report of the President
Annual overview of the national economy. Electronic editions are available back to 1995. Tables in back of volume include U.S. economic statistics for the past 40-50 years.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Compendium of U.S. economic, social, and political data.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Demographic, economic, and social statistics of the United States from colonial times to the end of the 20th century.