Kenneth Moure, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
(780) 492-2878
2-59 Tory (H.M.) Building
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HIST 205 - Capitalism

The development of global capitalism through an exploration of historical changes in trade, markets, ideas, work, consumption, and government policies.

Fall Term 2021
HIST 296 - World War Two

The global conflict, with emphasis on political, social, scientific, and cultural aspects.

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
HIST 493 - War and Society in the Modern World

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2021 Fall Term 2021
HIST 700 - Graduate Research and Writing

Research-intensive course in which students prepare and defend an article-length primary-source-based research paper. May be repeated for credit in different years as course content necessarily differs. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

Winter Term 2022

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Books

The Gold Standard Illusion: France, the Bank of France and the International Gold Standard, 1914-1939 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Crisis and Renewal in France, 1918-1962, co-edited with Martin S. Alexander, (New York: Berghahn Books, 2002).

La politique du franc Poincaré: perception de l’économie et contraintes politiques dans la stratégie monétaire de la France, 1926-1936 (Paris: Albin Michel, 1998; revised and augmented ed. of CUP book, also published in Japanese translation by Koyo Shobo, 1997).

Managing the Franc Poincaré: Economic Understanding and Political Constraint in French Monetary Policy 1928-1936 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991; pbk ed. 2002).

Research - Current research project

My current research explores French experience with shortages, economic controls and black markets during and after World War II. I have explored discrete topics in this project in published journal articles and chapters, including articles on food rationing, black market restaurants, consumer culture, the phenomenon of "faux policiers" during the war who used enforcement of economic controls as an excuse for theft and extortion, and the way wartime economic survival has been depicted in postwar fiction and film. I am now completing a book covering these and other dimensions of French experience with black markets from 1939 to 1950.

Research - Recent articles and chapters

“Prosperity for All? Britain and Mass Consumption in Western Europe after World War II,” Consuming Behaviours: Identity, Politics and Pleasure in Twentieth-Century Britain, ed. by Erika Rappaport, Mark J. Crowley and Sandra Trudgen Dawson (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), 213-36.

 “La Capitale de la Faim: Black Market Restaurants in Paris 1940-1944,” French Historical Studies 38, no. 2 (2015, special issue on Food in French History): 311-41.

 “Les canons avant le beurre : consommation et marchés civils en temps de guerre,” in 1937-1947 La guerre-monde, ed. Alya Aglan and Robert Frank (Paris: Gallimard, 2015), 1972-2006.

"Jean Tannery, la France et l’évolution du système monétaire international à l’époque de l’étalon-or, 1925-1936," in De la croissance à la crise (1925-1935): le moment Tannery, ed. by Alya Aglan, Michel Margairaz and Philippe Verheyde (Paris: Librairie Droz, 2014), 15-34.

 “Black Market Fictions: Au bon beurre, La traversée de Paris and the Black Market in France,” French Politics, Culture and Society 32, no. 1 (2014): 47-67.

 “Poincaré avait-il besoin de connaissances économiques pour sauver le franc?” Histoire@Politique. Politique, culture, société no. 16 (2012).

“L’économie en transition: Comment sortir d’une économie contrôlée?” in Les entreprises françaises, l’Occupation et le second XXe siècle, under direction of Olivier Dard, Hervé Joly and Philippe Verheyde (Metz: CRULH, 2011), 17-30.

“Marcel Aymé and the Moral Economy of Penury in Occupied France,” French Historical Studies 34, no. 4 (2011): 713-43.

“Réalités cruelles: State Controls and the Black Market for Food in Occupied France,” in Food and War in Twentieth Century Europe, ed. by Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Rachel Duffett and Alain Drouard (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011), 169-82.

“Vus d’Amérique,” Dictionnaire historique des patrons français s.d. Jean-Claude Daumas (Paris: Flammarion, 2010), 1279-84.

“Food Rationing and the Black Market in France (1940-1944),” French History 24, no. 2 (2010): 262-82.

“The faux policier in Occupied Paris,” Journal of Contemporary History 45, no. 1 (2010): 95-112, winner of the Walter Laqueur Article Prize, 2010.

Chapter reprint, “France in Depression,” in Geoffrey E. Wood and Forrest Capie, eds., The Great Depression (London: Routledge, 2010), vol. 4, The UK and Europe, pagination from original, 10-45.

“Traitors, trafiquants, and the confiscation of ‘illicit profits’ in France, 1944-1950,” co-authored with Fabrice Grenard in Historical Journal 51, no. 4 (2008): 969-90.

 “ ‘Une justice difficile’: Confisquer les profits illicites du marché noir après la Libération,” co-authored with Fabrice Grenard, Marc Bergère, ed., L’épuration économique en France à la Libération, (Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2008), 51-68.

 “On vit mal: Food Shortages and Popular Culture in Occupied France, 1940-1944,” co-authored with Paula Schwartz, Food, Politics and Culture 10, no. 2 (2007): 261-95.

“Economic Choice in Dark Times: The Vichy Economy,” French Society, Culture and Politics 25, no. 1 (2007): 108-30.