Oh great and wise readers of The Austrian Economists, I need your help. I'm teaching American Economic History this fall for the first time in 9 years. When I last taught it, I used Gene Smiley's wonderful textbook "The American Economy in the Twentieth Century". That was published in 1993 and appears to be out of print.
So... any recommendations about other textbooks? I'm especially focusing on the 20th century, or at least the Progressive Era and forward. I have plenty of "other" texts (Higgs' Crisis and Leviathan for one, and Cox and Alm's book for another) and readings. What I need is the background/foundational material that a more traditional textbook can provide.
I'm prepared to go without one and perhaps just use scans of some of Smiley's chapters if need be, but if there's a good one out there that I don't know about, I'd prefer it. You can put suggestions in the comments or email me. Thanks.