The New Deal: America's Response to the Great Depression / Edition 1

The New Deal: America's Response to the Great Depression / Edition 1

by Ronald Edsforth
     
 

ISBN-10: 1577181433

ISBN-13: 9781577181439

Pub. Date: 04/17/2000

Publisher: Wiley

In this concise and lively volume, Ronald Edsforth presents a fresh synthesis of the most critical years in twentieth-century American history. The book describes the collapse of American capitalism in the early 1930s, and the subsequent remaking of the US economy during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. It is written for a new generation of readers for whom the

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Overview

In this concise and lively volume, Ronald Edsforth presents a fresh synthesis of the most critical years in twentieth-century American history. The book describes the collapse of American capitalism in the early 1930s, and the subsequent remaking of the US economy during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. It is written for a new generation of readers for whom the Great Depression is a distant historical event.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577181439
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/17/2000
Series:
Problems in American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: The New Deal in Historical Perspective.

1. From New Era Prosperity to a World in Depression.

2. The Politics of the Great Depression.

3. Why the Old Deal Failed.

4. America Impoverished.

5. Out of Disorder, A New Deal.

6. A New Deal in One Hundred Days.

7. The Problem of Recovery.

8. Reconstructing Capitalism.

9. Democratic Reforms.

10. The End of the New Deal.

Epilogue: The New Deal's Legacy.

Appendix: A Partial Chronology of Civil Unrest and Financial Panic, The Winter of 1932-33.

Notes.

Index.

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