Great Depression: America in the 1930s

Great Depression: America in the 1930s

by T. H. Watkins, Tom H. Watkins

Hardcover(1st ed)

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ISBN-13: 9780316924535
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/28/1993
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 375
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction History Shot in the Wing 2(20)
The Prologue Years
The Shadow of the Hawk
Shades of Revolution
Redeeming the Hour
The New Utopians
Ending the Long Darkness
Dust, Drought, and Displacement
The Policies of Discontent
The Second New Deal
Barricades and Bargains
The Ramparts of Uncertainty
Waiting for the fire
Further Reading 350(1)
Acknowledgments 351(8)
Project Acknowledgments 359(2)
Illustration Credits 361(2)
Index 363

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Great Depression: America in the 1930s 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
juglicerr on LibraryThing 30 days ago
This is a very readable and admirably clear, lavishly illustrated account of the Great Depression. I would recommend it as an excellent overall account of the era. Those wishing to read further, or on special topics, can consult the extensive bibliography. There is, in addition, a detailed index. Reading it in the end of 2008 is almost eerie. Watkins takes a relatively centrist to somewhat liberal stance. He obviously feels that the government needed to intervene as Roosevelt and the other New Dealers did, but feels that they did not do enough for some segments of society.
zen_923 on LibraryThing 30 days ago
Very informative and well-written. I love the stories and anecdotes. I love the pictures. My only comment was that the author already assumes that you already know certain things such as the emergency banking act and the CCC and he doesn't try to explain it in detail anymore. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this book!