1. List the (minimum) 20 scholarly resources (refereed journals and research monographs) that you plan to consult (or already have consulted).
2. Outline the essay as a "research proposal" as if you were applying for funds to undertake the project (ie explain why the topic is important, and how your results might cast light on your topic)
The following are resources you may find useful for this assignment. There are more than twenty, but you will only be able to use the ones you can access through your library or online:
Allen, Fredrick Lewis. 1964. Only Yesterday (NY: Harper and Row)
Bernanke, Ben S. 1993. "The world on a cross of gold : A review of 'golden fetters: The gold standard and the great depression, 1919-1939'," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(2).
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 1943. Banking and Monetary Statistics. Washington, D.C.: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Bordo, M. 1997. The Gold Standard. In Business Cycles and Depressions: An Encyclopedia, edited by David Glasner, 264-66. New York: Garland.
Bordo, M., Ehsan Choudri, and Anna Schwartz. 2002. Was Expansionary Monetary Policy Feasible during the Great Contraction? An Examination of the Gold Standard Constraint.
Explorations in Economic History 39, no. 1: 1-28.
Bornemann, A. 1940. J. Laurence Laughlin, Chapters in the Career of an Economist. Washington, D.C.: American Council on Public Affairs.
Carson, D.  1967. Is the Federal Reserve System Really Necessary? In Money and Economic Activity, Readings in Money, Banking, and Economic Activity, 3rd ed., edited by L. Ritter, 238-52. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Cecchetti, S. 1997. Understanding the Great Depression. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper no. w6015. Cambridge, Mass.: NBER, April.
Chandler, L. V. 1958. Benjamin Strong, Central Banker. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution.
Cribb, J., B. Cook, and I. Carradice. 1990. The Coin Atlas. New York: Macdonald & Co.
Dowd, K., and R. H. Timberlake, Jr., ed. 1998. Money and the Nation State: The Financial
Revolution, Government and the World Monetary System. New Brunswick, N. J.: Transaction
Publishers for the Independent Institute.
Edie, L.  1983. The Future of the Gold Standard. In Gold and Monetary Stabilization, Harris Foundation Lectures, 1932, edited by Quincy Wright, 111-30. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. New York: Garland.
Eichengreen, B. 1992. Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939. New York: Oxford University Press.
Friedman, M. 1961. Real and Pseudo Gold Standards. Journal of Law and Economics 4, no. 4: 66-79.
Friedman, M., and A. J. Schwartz. 1963. A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press and National Bureau of Economic Research.
Girton, L. 1974. SDR Creation and the Real-Bills Doctrine. Southern Economic Journal 41, no. 1: 57-61.
Hepburn, A. B. 1924. A History of Currency in the United States. New York: Macmillan.
Hetzel, R. 1985. The Rules versus Discretion Debate over Monetary Policy in the 1920s. Economic Review (Federal Reserve Bank ...
Research proposal outline suggestions on the topic of the Federal Reserve's role in the Great Depression. Listing of possible references.