<html> <head><style type ="text/css">body { font-family: "Bloomberg Prop Unicode I", Verdana, sans-serif; font-size:125%; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; color: #FF9F0F; background-color: #000000; text-align: left; } p {line-height: 1.25em; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" );} h1, h2, h3 { text-align: left; font-weight: normal; color: #FFFFFF; } h1 { font-size: 130%; } h2 { font-size: 115%; } h3 { font-size: 100%; } #bb-style { font-size: 90%; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" ); } b, strong { font-weight: bold; } i, em { color: #FEC54A; } pre { font-family: "Andale Mono", "Monaco", "Lucida Console"; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; line-height: 1.25em; } table { border: 0; font-size: 90%; width: 100%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } td, tr { text-align: left; } td.numeric { text-align: right; } a:link { color:#53B2F5; text-decoration: none; } a:visited {color:#53B2F5} a:active {color:#53B2F5} a:hover {color:#53B2F5} </style> </head> <body> <p>By Kirsten Salyer</p> <p>Bloomberg Businessweek on <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-07-17/the-last-years-of-americas-historic-gdp-reign">historical echoes to the U.S.-China rivalry</a><br> Disunion on <a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/when-the-men-went-to-war/">women's economic opportunities during the Civil War</a><br> Zerohedge on <a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/citi-goes-back-future-lessons-us-fiscal-deleveraging-after-world-war-ii">lessons from U.S. fiscal deleveraging after World War II</a><br> Universidad Carlos III de Madrid on the <a href="http://e-archivo.uc3m.es/bitstream/10016/14797/1/wp_12-06.pdf">Spanish debt crisis in the 19th and 20th centuries</a><br> Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on <a href="http://www.frbatlanta.org/documents/pubs/wp/wp1208.pdf">the shadow banking crisis of 1763</a><br> The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on <a href="http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/workpaper/2012/wp1214.pdf">historic patterns of recovery from recessions</a><br><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/echoes/">Read more</a> from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog.</p> </body> </html>