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The Depression and New Deal : a history in documents, Robert S. McElvaine

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The Depression and New Deal : a history in documents
Title
The Depression and New Deal
Title remainder
a history in documents
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. McElvaine
Title variation
Pages from history
Title variation remainder
the Depression and New Deal
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Depression and New Deal is a collection of primary sources documenting American life during the longest and deepest economic collapse in American history. From the prosperity and rampant consumerism of the 1920s, the book moves forward to cover the double shock of the stock market crash and dust bowl and then on to the recovery efforts of Roosevelt's New Deal. Some of the most revealing testaments to the times-including songs by Woody Guthrie, articles from sources as diverse as Fortune magazine and the communist periodical New Masses, murals and posters sponsored by the Works Progress Administration, excerpts from literary classics such as The Grapes of Wrath and selections from Eleanor Roosevelt's "My Day" column-have been assembled to provide a well-rounded portrait of the age. The battle among conflicting political and economic forces is brought to life with political cartoons, Roosevelt's "Forgotten Man" radio address and first inaugural address, Supreme Court decisions, newspaper editorials, text from the National Labor Relations Act, and many other documents. Some of the most compelling elements of this history record the impact of the depression on ordinary people. The experiences of Americans of both sexes, all ages, and various racial and ethnic groups are explored through documents such as Farm Security Administration photographs, interviews, letters to the Roosevelts, and the memoirs of a "southern white girl." A special section of Hollywood film stills demonstrates how the changing values of the nation were reflected in popular culture. Renowned historian Robert McElvaine provides expert commentary linking the documents into a fascinating and seamless narrative." -- from back cover
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1947-
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McElvaine, Robert S.
Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.M43 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pages from history
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  • Depressions
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Depression and New Deal : a history in documents, Robert S. McElvaine
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780195166361
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99036644
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm41621083
Label
The Depression and New Deal : a history in documents, Robert S. McElvaine
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780195166361
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99036644
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm41621083

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