Dark Realities: America's Great Depression

Dark Realities: America's Great Depression

by Wyn Derbyshire

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ISBN-13: 9781907444784
Publisher: Spiramus Press
Publication date: 01/16/2013
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the author iv

Contents v

Table of abbrevations viii

Chapter 1 The Birth of the Twenties 1

From Wilson to Harding 1

Death in California 12

Chapter 2 The Boom Years 17

Keep Cool With Coolidge 17

The Resignation of a President 21

The Joys of Capitalism 23

The Presidential Election of 1928 27

Chapter 3 The Storm Clouds Gather 31

The Florida Land Boom 31

Post-war Europe 35

Reparations and War Debts 43

Chapter 4 Meanwhile on Wall Street 49

The Great Boom 49

Enter the Federal Reserve 56

The Last Days 61

Chapter 5 Like a Bolt out of Hell 67

Black Thursday 67

Black Tuesday 73

No Respite 80

Chapter 6 The Onset of the Depression 83

"No one in his place could have done more" 83

Dark Times Approach 90

The Trials of President Hoover 91

Chapter 7 America October 1929 - December 1932 105

Hunger, Hoovervilles and Hoboes 105

The Bonus Army 113

Chapter 8 A New Beginning 119

The Defeat of President Hoover 119

The New President 120

Governor of New York 125

Chapter 9 One Hundred Days 129

The Banking Crisis of 1933 129

Three Emergency Measures 132

Relief for Farmers 136

The Tennessee Valley Authority 141

The Unemployed 143

The End of the Hundred Days 149

Chapter 10 Dark Realities 153

Roosevelt's Bombshell 153

Trouble with the NRA 157

Set a Thief to Catch a Thief 161

Chapter 11 Nemeses 167

The Kingfisher 167

Father Coughlin 171

The World Court 174

Legal Challenges 176

Problems with Poultry 178

Chapter 12 The Second New Deal 185

Strike! 185

The Big Bill 194

The Social Security Act of 1935 198

The Tax Bill 203

Chapter 13 Moving Forwards 207

"Reform if you would preserve…" 207

Showdown with the Supreme Court 216

Chapter 14 The Arsenal of Democracy 225

The Roosevelt Recession 225

Over There 230

Select Bibliography 241

Index 243

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