The Great Depression of the 1930s turned the lives of ordinary Americans upside down, leaving an indelible mark on the nation's psyche. This book is award-winning historian T. H. Watkin's lively political, economic and cultural account of this age of hardship and hope.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|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)|
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Great Depression: America in the 1930s based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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.
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!