Hitting Home / Edition 1

Hitting Home / Edition 1

by Bernard Sternsher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0929587138

ISBN-13: 9780929587134

Pub. Date: 01/28/1989

Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher

We know a great deal about what went on in the White House and at the federal level to combat the gravest economic crisis in the nation’s history; we know much less about what it was like at the grass roots, in cities, towns, and communities throughout the country. Hitting Home is absorbing reading because it describes the problems of the depression on a

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We know a great deal about what went on in the White House and at the federal level to combat the gravest economic crisis in the nation’s history; we know much less about what it was like at the grass roots, in cities, towns, and communities throughout the country. Hitting Home is absorbing reading because it describes the problems of the depression on a scale we can all comprehend. Mr. Sternsher has selected twelve historical articles which fill in the local picture in compelling detail—from New York’s Harlem to Orange County, California; from Minneapolis to the Oklahoma Indians. The reader comes away with a real feeling for the immediate problems that the depression created, and an understanding of the difficulties faced by local governments. In a notable introduction, Mr. Sternsher considers how little the people demanded in the face of adversity, and how this inaction squares with the ideas about the American character. And in a new closing chapter, he draws important conclusions about whether people blamed themselves for their troubles. "The emphasis on the local scene is a real breakthrough in our understanding of the depression."—Alfred B. Rollins, Jr.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780929587134
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
Rev. ed.
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.94(d)

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