The Coming of the New Deal: 1933-1935, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume II

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The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935, volume two of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first tumultuous years in the White House. Coming into office at the bottom of the Great Depression, FDR told the American people that they have nothing to fear but fear itself. The conventional wisdom having failed, he tried unorthodox remedies to avert economic collapse. His first hundred days restored national morale, ...

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The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935, volume two of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first tumultuous years in the White House. Coming into office at the bottom of the Great Depression, FDR told the American people that they have nothing to fear but fear itself. The conventional wisdom having failed, he tried unorthodox remedies to avert economic collapse. His first hundred days restored national morale, and his New Dealers filled Washington with new approaches to recovery and reform. Combining idealistic ends with realistic means, Roosevelt proposed to humanize, redeem, and rescue capitalism. The Coming of the New Deal, written with Schlesinger’s customary verve, is a gripping account of critical years in the history of the republic.

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While a lot of ink has been spilled profiling FDR, Schlesinger's three-volume work remains among the best efforts. Released in the late 1950s, the trio begins with a broader overview of his early political career and then moves into dissections of far shorter, distinct periods in his ascent to the White House and first term as president. These reprints sport new introductions by the author. Essential for all history and political science collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618340866
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/9/2003
  • Series: The Age of Roosevelt Series
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 902,519
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR., the author of sixteen books, was a renowned historian and social critic. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was also the winner of the National Book Award for both A Thousand Days and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1979). In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Mariner Edition v
Foreword xi
1. Prologue: The Hundred Days 1
I The Fight for Agricultural Balance
2. Emergence of a Farm Policy 27
3. Organization of Agricultural Adjustment 40
4. The Politics of Agriculture 55
5. The Ordeal of a Prophet 68
II Experiment in Industrial Planning
6. The Birth of NRA 87
7. The Blue Eagle 103
8. The Conundrum of Price 119
9. The Conundrum of Labor 136
10. The Decline of NRA 152
III The Economics of Nationalism
11. The First New Deal 179
12. The Dollar Dilemma 195
13. Explosion in London 213
14. Variations in Gold and Silver 233
15. The Triumphs of Reciprocity 253
IV The Cry in the Streets
16. The Rise of Federal Relief 263
17. The Fight for Public Works 282
18. The Birth of Social Security 297
V The Battle for Public Development
19. Remaking the Tennessee Valley 319
20. Saving the Land 335
21. The Revival of Community 354
22. War against Rural Poverty 369
VI Transformation of a Labor Movement
23. The Travail of Labor 385
24. Development of a National Labor Policy 397
25. Emergence of the CIO 407
VII Resurgence on the Right
26. The Bridge to Business 423
27. Alienation of the Financial Community 434
28. Crisis in the Skies 446
29. Controlling the Stock Exchanges 456
30. The Rise of Conservative Opposition 471
31. The Verdict of 1934 489
VIII Evolution of the Presidency
32. The Dynamics of Decision 511
33. The Control of Government 533
34. The Anatomy of Leadership 553
35. Behind the Mask 574
Notes 589
Index 641
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