The Literature of the Subject
The most useful general discussion of American economic life during these years is Frederick C. Mills, Economic Tendencies in the United States: Aspects of Pre-War and Post-War Changes (New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1932). The National Bureau of Economic Research, founded in 1920 and largely supported by grants from various foundations, has produced numerous studies of a highly statistical and quantitative nature characterized by a high degree of objectivity. The Commercial and Financial Chronicle, published weekly under that name in New York since 1896, is essential for a detailed economic history of the period. Other economic journals published quarterly contain many articles on economic history. They include the American Economic Review since 1911, a publication of the American Economic Association; the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Harvard University, 1887—; Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago, 1892—; and the Political Science Quarterly, Columbia University, 1886—.