I'm doing research for my senior thesis and need information on the panics/depressions of the 19th century. So my question is, where would I get reliable information on those panics (preferably in books)? I know Rothbard's history of money and banking is a good source, but I am going to need more than one if my thesis is going to be credible.
Although I don't fully agree with his monetarist analysis, Milton Friedman's "A Monetary History of the United States" would probably make a good reference for some aspects of your research.
I'd also try doing a lot of keyword searches on this site as I know there is a fairly extensive literature on the subject.
The Secret Life of Real Estate has several chapters on 19th century panics, along with several suggested sources for further reading. I don't agree with the author's conclusions but the facts appear to be accurate.
I dont know if he's written anything on it, but Thomas Woods has a video where hes talking about 19th century panics. Its on Youtube, but I forget the name of it sadly...
Monetary Policy in the United States: An Intellectual and Institutional History by Richard H. Timberlake.
"I'm not a fan of Murray Rothbard." -- David D. Friedman
Some resources can be found here, in general Rothbard is probably your best guide.
Also, check a summary on the panic of 1819.
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What about de Soto's Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles?
or Doug French's Early Speculative Bubbles?
de Soto is a good hit, the Early Speculative Bubbles are a bit too early for the question.