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"For the first 50 years after achieving independence, Americans had every reason to believe theirs to be the most fortunate of nations. Then came the Panic of 1837, which caused a hopelessness rendered worse by the optimism that had preceded it and resulted in a crisis that lasted until 1848. . . . Alasdair Roberts reveals how this disaster led to epochal shifts in policy and culture, and his lively narrative and commitment to character ensure that the human cost is never out of sight. Roberts is especially keen to demonstrate how this mid-19th century ordeal relates to America's current woes. The 'hard times' of the 1830s led to financial ruin for state governments, a near-cessation of federal aid, and an outbreak of violent protests in many major cities." Publishers Weekly (30 January 2012)"

"Roberts examines the financial, political, and social upheavals that occurred in the United States in the decade following the Panic of 1837, which he calls the First Great Depression. . . . Parallels to the country's current economic recession are clear throughout the text, and Roberts makes explicit comparisons in his conclusion. This timely book will be of great use not just to students of economic history but also to readers who wish to find historical precedent for today's uncertain, turbulent times." Library Journal"

"Roberts's book is based on careful archival research that is quite uncommon in the study of public administration anywhere. . . . He dubbed his method the macrodynamics of administrative development, which is somewhat visible in Leonard White's four-volume administrative history and, more important, acknowledges the need of attention for both human agency and institutional context. . . . The book is well written and in my view an attractive example of how administrative history informs the present." American Review of Public Administration"

"Roberts makes a valuable contribution to the scholarship of nineteenth-century economic downturns and their impact upon American society. He succeeds in showing that the Panic had a significant ripple effect through American society and that these historical examples can serve as useful references as Americans deliberate how best to recover from the damage caused by the 'Panic of 2008.' Importantly, Roberts illustrates how a severe economic downturn impacts a society well beyond just the world of finance. We should hope that America's First Great Depression will be a catalyst for further examination of nineteenth-century business cycles and economic downturns." Essays in Economic and Business History"

"The parallels between pre-industrial America's 1837 financial crisis and that of our own time are particularly strong. The beauty of Roberts s book is that the reader can see the entire arc of the crisis, from beginning to end, in a historical context. . . . Roberts nicely combines narrative history with analysis. His book is accessible to both the expert and the novice in economic history. Highly recommended." Daniel Littman, Forefront (Fall 2012)"

"By recasting the Panic of 1837 as the start of the 'First Great Depression, ' this book offers a clear attempt at creating a usable past that can help modern citizens understand how our current unsettling economic landscape is not the first one Americans have been forced to navigate." Sean Patrick Adams, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (July 2013)"

"Alasdair Roberts has written a thoughtful and timely book about how Americans in the past responded to global economic and political forces beyond their control. Roberts masterfully reinterprets the period for historians, but his goal is not primarily historical. Political scientists, policymakers, and citizens have much to learn from the economic crisis following 1837." Johann N. Neem, Political Science Quarterly (Summer 2013)"

"Roberts provides a striking picture of the decade's economic woes, drawing extensively on contemporary commentaries from both sides of the Atlantic and informed by a vivid sense of American geography . The author of a damning critique of the Bush White House, as well as books on government secrecy and on the architecture of neoliberal regulation, he is not an economist but a scholar of public administration. A principal aim of America s First Great Depression is to assess the political outcomes of the economic turmoil, at both domestic and international level: what were its effects on the nascent party system, on tensions between states rights, federal efficacy and executive power, on territorial expansionism?" Tom Mertes, New Left Review (Nov/Dec 2013)"

"Alasdair Roberts has written a concise and commendably readable book that shows clearly and well just how devastating the Panic of 1837 was for the United States....Roberts has written a highly successful and comprehensible book that puts the early takeoff years of American capitalism in their proper international context. It is a noteworthy achievement." Andrew Shankman, Pennsylvania History(Winter 2014)"

"Alasdair Roberts tells a wide-ranging story of the depression that began in 1837 with lucidity, emphasizing the role of global financial markets and finding plenty of analogies to the economic problems of today." Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815 1848"

"America's First Great Depression is astute, compelling, concise, original, relevant, transatlantic, well-written, and witty. No ellipses and no exaggerations." Robert E. Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, Augustana College, South Dakota, author of One Nation Under Debt and Fubarnomics"

"Alasdair Roberts's poignant yet balanced account of the financial, economic, and political crises of the 1830s and 1840s provides us with a distant mirror reflecting our current travails. By not knowing and learning from history, we continue to make the same mistakes our ancestors did. If you want to complete your education, America s First Great Depression is a good place to begin." Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, New York University, coauthor of A History of Interest Rates"

"America's First Great Depression is an intriguing history of American financial policy in the 1830s and 1840s. Alasdair Roberts s contention that international financial considerations shaped U.S. policymaking is well sustained, the writing is sprightly, and the argument is nicely documented with a wealth of judiciously culled evidence." Richard R. John, Columbia University, author of Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications"

"America's First Great Depressionis an engaging book that could spark classroom debate on a number of important topics: internal improvements, the changing role of state governments, Anglo-American relations, immigration, urbanization, Jacksonian democracy, the Bank War, tariff issues, and the federal role in regulating the economy, slavery, and westward expansion. Roberts does a particularly fine job of placing this period of US history within a global perspective. As it is only 216 pages of text, this reviewer will assign this book in his Early US History survey class." Dave Bush, The Historian(Spring 2014)"

"For the first 50 years after achieving independence, Americans had every reason to believe theirs to be the most fortunate of nations. Then came the Panic of 1837, which caused a hopelessness rendered worse by the optimism that had preceded it and resulted in a crisis that lasted until 1848. . . . Alasdair Roberts reveals how this disaster led to epochal shifts in policy and culture, and his lively narrative and commitment to character ensure that the human cost is never out of sight. Roberts is especially keen to demonstrate how this mid-19th century ordeal relates to America's current woes. The 'hard times' of the 1830s led to financial ruin for state governments, a near-cessation of federal aid, and an outbreak of violent protests in many major cities." Publishers Weekly (30 January 2012)"

"Roberts examines the financial, political, and social upheavals that occurred in the United States in the decade following the Panic of 1837, which he calls the First Great Depression. . . . Parallels to the country's current economic recession are clear throughout the text, and Roberts makes explicit comparisons in his conclusion. This timely book will be of great use not just to students of economic history but also to readers who wish to find historical precedent for today's uncertain, turbulent times." Library Journal"

"Roberts's book is based on careful archival research that is quite uncommon in the study of public administration anywhere. . . . He dubbed his method the macrodynamics of administrative development, which is somewhat visible in Leonard White's four-volume administrative history and, more important, acknowledges the need of attention for both human agency and institutional context. . . . The book is well written and in my view an attractive example of how administrative history informs the present." American Review of Public Administration"

"Roberts makes a valuable contribution to the scholarship of nineteenth-century economic downturns and their impact upon American society. He succeeds in showing that the Panic had a significant ripple effect through American society and that these historical examples can serve as useful references as Americans deliberate how best to recover from the damage caused by the 'Panic of 2008.' Importantly, Roberts illustrates how a severe economic downturn impacts a society well beyond just the world of finance. We should hope that America's First Great Depression will be a catalyst for further examination of nineteenth-century business cycles and economic downturns." Essays in Economic and Business History"

"The parallels between pre-industrial America's 1837 financial crisis and that of our own time are particularly strong. The beauty of Roberts s book is that the reader can see the entire arc of the crisis, from beginning to end, in a historical context. . . . Roberts nicely combines narrative history with analysis. His book is accessible to both the expert and the novice in economic history. Highly recommended." Daniel Littman, Forefront (Fall 2012)"

"By recasting the Panic of 1837 as the start of the 'First Great Depression, ' this book offers a clear attempt at creating a usable past that can help modern citizens understand how our current unsettling economic landscape is not the first one Americans have been forced to navigate." Sean Patrick Adams, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (July 2013)"

"Alasdair Roberts has written a thoughtful and timely book about how Americans in the past responded to global economic and political forces beyond their control. Roberts masterfully reinterprets the period for historians, but his goal is not primarily historical. Political scientists, policymakers, and citizens have much to learn from the economic crisis following 1837." Johann N. Neem, Political Science Quarterly (Summer 2013)"

"Roberts provides a striking picture of the decade's economic woes, drawing extensively on contemporary commentaries from both sides of the Atlantic and informed by a vivid sense of American geography . The author of a damning critique of the Bush White House, as well as books on government secrecy and on the architecture of neoliberal regulation, he is not an economist but a scholar of public administration. A principal aim of America s First Great Depression is to assess the political outcomes of the economic turmoil, at both domestic and international level: what were its effects on the nascent party system, on tensions between states rights, federal efficacy and executive power, on territorial expansionism?" Tom Mertes, New Left Review (Nov/Dec 2013)"

"Alasdair Roberts has written a concise and commendably readable book that shows clearly and well just how devastating the Panic of 1837 was for the United States....Roberts has written a highly successful and comprehensible book that puts the early takeoff years of American capitalism in their proper international context. It is a noteworthy achievement." Andrew Shankman, Pennsylvania History(Winter 2014)"

"America's First Great Depressionis an engaging book that could spark classroom debate on a number of important topics: internal improvements, the changing role of state governments, Anglo-American relations, immigration, urbanization, Jacksonian democracy, the Bank War, tariff issues, and the federal role in regulating the economy, slavery, and westward expansion. Roberts does a particularly fine job of placing this period of US history within a global perspective. As it is only 216 pages of text, this reviewer will assign this book in his Early US History survey class." Dave Bush, The Historian(Spring 2014)"

"Alasdair Roberts tells a wide-ranging story of the depression that began in 1837 with lucidity, emphasizing the role of global financial markets and finding plenty of analogies to the economic problems of today." Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815 1848"

"America's First Great Depression is astute, compelling, concise, original, relevant, transatlantic, well-written, and witty. No ellipses and no exaggerations." Robert E. Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, Augustana College, South Dakota, author of One Nation Under Debt and Fubarnomics"

"Alasdair Roberts's poignant yet balanced account of the financial, economic, and political crises of the 1830s and 1840s provides us with a distant mirror reflecting our current travails. By not knowing and learning from history, we continue to make the same mistakes our ancestors did. If you want to complete your education, America s First Great Depression is a good place to begin." Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, New York University, coauthor of A History of Interest Rates"

"America's First Great Depression is an intriguing history of American financial policy in the 1830s and 1840s. Alasdair Roberts s contention that international financial considerations shaped U.S. policymaking is well sustained, the writing is sprightly, and the argument is nicely documented with a wealth of judiciously culled evidence." Richard R. John, Columbia University, author of Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications"

Kurzbeschreibung

For a while, it seemed impossible to lose money on real estate. But then the bubble burst. The financial sector was paralyzed and the economy contracted. State and federal governments struggled to pay their domestic and foreign creditors. Washington was incapable of decisive action. The country seethed with political and social unrest. In America's First Great Depression, Alasdair Roberts describes how the United States dealt with the economic and political crisis that followed the Panic of 1837.

As Roberts shows, the two decades that preceded the Panic had marked a democratic surge in the United States. However, the nation's commitment to democracy was tested severely during this crisis. Foreign lenders questioned whether American politicians could make the unpopular decisions needed on spending and taxing. State and local officials struggled to put down riots and rebellion. A few wondered whether this was the end of America's democratic experiment.

Roberts explains how the country's woes were complicated by its dependence on foreign trade and investment, particularly with Britain. Aware of the contemporary relevance of this story, Roberts examines how the country responded to the political and cultural aftershocks of 1837, transforming its political institutions to strike a new balance between liberty and social order, and uneasily coming to terms with its place in the global economy.


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  • Verlag: Cornell University Press; Auflage: 1 (17. April 2012)
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HASH(0x8bf34204) von 5 Sternen The Depression of the Thirties--the 1830s, That Is 21. August 2012
Von Eric Mayforth - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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When Americans think of a time of extreme economic distress, they naturally think of the Great Depression, which by this time has overshadowed the severe panics and depressions of the nineteenth century to the point that they are all but forgotten. But those early panics are worth studying both from an economic point of view and for their larger effects on American history. Alasdair Roberts examines the terrible times of the late 1830s and early 1840s in "America's First Great Depression."

In the mid-1830s, very easy credit led to a real estate boom followed by a subsequent crash (sound familiar?). Individual state governments at the time also discovered that they had bumped up against a limit because they borrowed far too much to fund internal improvements, much as our federal government is about to bump up against a limit due to being severely overextended due to unsustainable spending on entitlements.

Several state governments defaulted, and years passed before European investors got over their wariness about buying American bonds. Roberts describes how integrated the U.S. was into the British economy then, and suggests that we are entering a period in which, like in the nineteenth century, our economy will be less self-contained and more vulnerable to foreign developments.

The Panic of 1837 and its aftermath were deeply traumatic to America, with wide-ranging effects--there was much soul-searching as the depression affected our military readiness and foreign policy (there were a few war scares with the British during those years), led to political volatility, and caused episodes of severe social unrest. Roberts asserts that "the depression years became a long, painful test of the federal government's capacity to manage sectional and class conflict." Just as during our current crisis, back then there was also much uncertainty, which damaged the economic climate further.

This book should be required reading for those who believe that the Bush tax cuts caused our current economic downturn. Much, much larger tax cuts than the Bush tax cuts were passed during both the Kennedy-Johnson years and the Reagan years. Both cuts led to booms, with no severe bust to follow. On the other hand, in both the 1830s and 2000s, there were huge real estate bubbles fueled by easy credit and questionable lending practices. In both cases, the bubble burst and the economy eventually suffered a severe crash.

Because Roberts describes how the depression had not just economic consequences but had ripple effects that spread out in just about all areas of American life, "America's First Great Depression" ends up reading like an entire history of the era, and manages to offer instructive lessons for today as well.
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HASH(0x8bf34258) von 5 Sternen history repeats 4. Januar 2013
Von david l. poremba - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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"Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it" is no truer spoken than in this case - a booming real estate market; easy credit; excessive and increasing debt incurred on internal state improvements - then the bubble burst, banks literally disappear; states repudiate and/or cannot pay their debt; the federal government is incapable of taking effective or decisive action.
Sound familiar?
Occurring in 1837, the aftermath of this panic was traumatic, not only for Americans but also for Europeans, who, as investors, took years to get over their uneasiness about buying American bonds. There was severe social unrest in the United States then and the government's capacity to manage these conflicts was severely tested. This depression affected everything, including the country's ability to defend itself both at home and abroad. Until the beginnings of economic recovery in the early to mid-1840's, there was much uncertainty and the U.S. economy did not recover until after the Mexican War in 1848.
This is a relevant book that should serve as a warning to what happens when; a well-written story not just of economic depression but how these policies rebounded around the globe.
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HASH(0x8bf34690) von 5 Sternen Excellent Research 25. Mai 2014
Von R. J. Richards - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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"Any order is a balancing act of extreme precariousness."
Walter Benjamin

"Any order is a balancing act of extreme precariousness."
Walter Benjamin

How is an economic recession different from an economic depression? There are economic measurements (often quite arbitrary) that define the difference, but they often exclude the political and sociological dimensions of economic depressions. Recessions occur much more frequently and are linked to the rise and fall of capital markets. In most cases, recessions present political and economic management problems for ruling elites, but they are often not problems of historical magnitude.

An economic depression on the other hand is a very serious problem for the state and the international economic order. Depressions have a huge and lasting impact that resonates through the system of rule, forcing elites out and in many cases creating new elites. All of this is usually in the context of explosive social struggles that redefine the relationships between classes in society. Depressions can be triggers for social revolution, reaction and war (obviously, the most notable is the economic depression that follows from the crash of 1929).

So it was with great interest that I found out that the United States had a depression from 1937 to 1848 (dovetailing nicely with the rise of the European revolutions of 1848- in France, Germany, Poland, Italy, and the Austrian Empire). I am particularly interested in this era of American history because it was the time when the modern United States was taking shape, before the great convulsions of the civil war that went from 1861 to 1865. In the first half of the 19th century the United States was right in the middle of its westward and Southern expansion, a process of centralising the authority of the American state and the annexation of regions such as Texas and California. None of this expansion is occurring in a vacuum. Conquest and expansion (such as the incorporation of the Republic of Texas into the United States) were hard fought political and economic contests where Black, White, Native American and Hispanics paid a price in blood and suffering for the nations involved (principally the United States; Mexico and the various Native American nations)

Roberts account details the widespread convulsions that occurred as well as discussing the possible causes of economic collapse. An important element was (surprise surprise) the uncontrolled property speculation and the ready availability of affordable finance. The economic collapse had its most devastating impact on American states because at the time the federal government in Washington only had very limited power and influence. The collapse of state finances was a major reason for the rise in power and influence of major centers in the US i.e. Washington and New York. All modern states have a moment in history when power is consolidated and centralised in the economic and/or political capital. That moment in the United States began in 1837 and finished in 1865, when President Lincoln and General Grant bludgeoned the southern confederacy to defeat and surrender.

The book also examines the wider impact of the depression, in particular the role of British and European capital markets and the responses of their governments to the change in risk presented by the economic collapse of state governments. There are also sections of the book devoted to the `law and order' issues, in other words to the rise of social unrest and the response of states and governments to that unrest, which includes a significant expansion and reorganisation of policing and surveillance functions of the state. There is a substantial discussion of the Dorr rebellion in Rhode Island (1841-42). The rebellion (however incompetently led) was born out of anger at property restrictions on voting rights in the Rhode Island charter, which put control of that states government in the hands of wealthy landowners.

This is an illuminating work backed by impressive research. People who have an interest in history will at least have a vague idea of what the consequences of the great Depression of the 1930s were (ie. poverty, misery, suffering, social struggle and world war). Its very useful to have an earlier historical and economic convulsion to make comparisons and most importantly to learn.
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HASH(0x8bf34a5c) von 5 Sternen The Real Great Depression 4. Februar 2013
Von John Walles - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Too bad real American History isn't taught in schools. Very important history of the 1800's. The Civil War is the only history of the 1800's taught. A must read.
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HASH(0x8bf348f4) von 5 Sternen Not an economic study but an interesting book. 14. August 2012
Von Donald E. Mckiernan - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I expected more in the way of an economic analysis in order to compare the depressions of 1836, 1875, 1893, 1928 and the present mini-depression. This book approached the question in a more general manner. Still interesting reading and does touch on Friedman's assertion that depressions are caused by the money supply.
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