Bringing together government professionals, academics, consultants, students, and citizens interested in understanding federal history work and the historical development of the federal government.


Issue 1, January 2009

Editors’ Note

Benjamin Guterman
Terrance Rucker


The American People and the New Deal
Michael Kazan

Science Policy in the Early New Deal, and Its Impacts in the 1940s
William A. Blanpied

Lincoln’s Greenback Mill: Civil War Financing and the Start of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 1861–1863
Franklin Noll

Conscience of a Black Conservative: The 1964 Election and the Rise of the National Negro Republican Assembly
Leah M. Wright


Federal History features scholarship on all aspects of the history and workings of the federal government, and of critical historical interactions between American society and the government, including the U.S. military, 1776 to the present. It also publishes articles examining contemporary issues and challenges in federal history work. The journal highlights the research of historians working in or for federal agencies, academic historians, and independent scholars.

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