ROBERT F. HIMMELBERG is Professor of History at Fordham University. He served as Dean of Fordham’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1993 to 2000. He is the author of Historians and Race: Autobiography and the Writing of History (1996), Business and Government in America Since 1870 (1994), The Origins of the National Recovery Administration: Business, Government, and the Trade Association Issue, 1921–1933 (1976, rev. ed. 1993), coauthor of Herbert Hoover and the Crisis of American Capitalism (1974), and editor of The Great Depression and American Capitalism (1968). A specialist in the economic and political history of the Great Depression and the New Deal, he has written numerous papers on the subject.