Books on the Fed from 1940-2000?

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    Hey Professor Herbener!

    Hope all has been well with you! Quick question. I’ve read a number of books on banking history from America’s founding to just about the end of WWII [A History of Money & Banking (Rothbard), Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression (Murphy), Meltdown (Woods), Creature from Jekyll Island (Griffin), Panic of 1819 (Rothbard), etc.], but I haven’t been able to find too many that detail the policies taken from after WWII to before the subprime crisis. Can you think of any?

    I’m thinking that it might be harder to find books from 1970-before the subprime crisis due to the strict Fed audit regulations that were enacted at that time, but I’m hoping that my thinking is wrong!

    Oh, and I’m also looking for a book that details tax policy from the 1770s to the present. Book recommendations on this topic would be appreciated as well.

    As always thanks so much for your help!!


    Take a look at the multi-volume work on the history of the Federal Reserve by Allan Meltzer, Here is a review of Vol. 2:

    On colonial tax policy, take a look at Murray Rothbard’s Conceived in Liberty:

    Also, look careful at Rothbard’s footnotes and bibliography in Conceived in Liberty and A History of Money and Banking in the U.S. for more sources.


    Just purchased both volumes. I’ll also make sure to take a look at Conceived in Liberty. Thanks for your help!

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