The Great Depression and the New Deal

The Great Depression and the New Deal

by Robert F. Himmelberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313299072

ISBN-13: 9780313299070

Pub. Date: 11/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This essential guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal provides a wealth of information, analysis, biographical profiles, primary documents and current resources that will help students to understand this pivotal era in American history. The author, an expert on this age of U.S. history and politics, brings to life the traumatic period that began in 1929 and

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This essential guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal provides a wealth of information, analysis, biographical profiles, primary documents and current resources that will help students to understand this pivotal era in American history. The author, an expert on this age of U.S. history and politics, brings to life the traumatic period that began in 1929 and ended only with America's entrance into World War II in 1941. He carefully explains the causes of the Depression, the actions taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt to lift America out of its economic morass, and the economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of the age.

Following a chronology of events, a narrative overview examines the events of the Great Depression and the New Deal. Other topical essays address the causes and cure of the Depression, America's struggle against the Depression, the effect of the Depression on American politics, changes in society and culture during the Depression decade, and an evaluation of the New Deal from a contemporary perspective. Twenty-seven biographical profiles of key figures of the era, the text of ten important primary documents, a glossary of frequently cited terms, and an annotated bibliography of print and nonprint materials for student use complete the work. This work is an essential source for the most current thinking and resources on the Great Depression and the New Deal.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313299070
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2000
Series:
Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Randall M. Miller

Preface

The Great Depression and the New Deal Explained

The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1940: An Overview

A Decade of Depression, 1929-1941: Theories of Cause and Cure

America's Struggle Against the Depression, 1920-1940: From Hoover to Roosevelt and the New Deal

The Great Depression and American Politics

Society and Culture in the Depression Decade

The New Deal: An Evaluation

Biographies: The Personalities Behind the Great Depression and the New Deal

Primary Documents of the Great Depression and the New Deal

Annotated Bibliography

Glossary of Selected Terms

Index

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