Hope Restored: How the New Deal Worked in Town and Country

Hope Restored: How the New Deal Worked in Town and Country

by Bernard Sternsher
     
 

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Fourteen writings by historians that show how, even though the New Deal’s initiatives did not always work, FDR’s program was a psychological and political success because it restored hope to a nation battered by the Great Depression. Mr. Sternsher’s focus is not on Washington, D.C., but on what was happening at the local level across a vast and… See more details below

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Fourteen writings by historians that show how, even though the New Deal’s initiatives did not always work, FDR’s program was a psychological and political success because it restored hope to a nation battered by the Great Depression. Mr. Sternsher’s focus is not on Washington, D.C., but on what was happening at the local level across a vast and diverse nation.

Editorial Reviews

Rapport
This is an excellent book...well worth reading.
Choice
An excellent book.
— P. D. Travis
The Annals Of Iowa
These local histories add depth and nuance to evaluations of the New Deal.
The Midwest Book Review
There have been other surveys of American 'New Deal' history, but Hope Restored...gives greater insight.
The Annals of Iowa
"These local histories add depth and nuance to evaluations of the New Deal."
Library Journal
Editor Sternsher (history, emeritus, Bowling Green State Univ.) has collected 14 articles from local, state, and regional historical journals designed to illuminate the implementation and impact of New Deal programs at the local level. The articles examine Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal from the perspective of different localities ranging from rural farming communities to large metropolitan areas. As is perhaps to be expected in a collection this diverse, the quality of the selections varies considerably. Among the more thought-provoking are Garry Boulard's study of Key West, Roger Biles's essay on Memphis, and Jarold Simmons's discussion of Dawson County, NE. The addition of a concluding comparative analysis of the articles and localities would have improved the book considerably. Nonetheless, this will provide undergraduate history students with an appreciation of the range of reactions to the vast array of new federal programs created in the 1930s.--Thomas H. Ferrell, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette
Midwest Book Review
There have been other surveys of American 'New Deal' history, but Hope Restored...gives greater insight.
CHOICE - P. D. Travis
An excellent book.
CHOICE
An excellent book.
— P. D. Travis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566630030
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
03/24/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.78(d)

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Thomas H. Ferrel
"Thought provoking."
University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette
P. D. Travis
"An excellent book."
Texas Women's University, Choice

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