The Great Depression and the New Deal

The Great Depression and the New Deal

by Kevin Hillstrom


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Detailed and filled with primary sources, this account examines a period in American history of unparalleled hardship: the Great Depression. Beginning with an exploration of the Roaring Twenties, in which the appetite for the consumption of goods and for the good life was a primary focus of many, it also looks at the warning signs that went largely unheeded as well as the Crash of 1929, the Hoover administration’s difficulties, Roosevelt’s election, and his New Deal. In addition, this comprehensive history not only discusses the Great Depression’s legacy—such as the political and social effects on present day American society—but also includes numerous biographies of individuals who were noteworthy during the era.

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ISBN-13: 9780780812499
Publisher: KWS Publishers
Publication date: 04/09/2012
Series: Defining Moments in History Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kevin Hillstrom is an independent scholar and the author of numerous books on American history, politics, and environmental issues, including The Cold War, Defining Moments: Workers Unite!, and The Industrial Revolution. He lives in Detroit, Michigan.

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