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The Great Depression and the New Deal

The Great Depression and the New Deal

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This essential guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal provides a wealth of information, analysis, biographical profiles, primary documents and current resources that will help students to understand this pivotal era in American history. The author, an expert on this age of U.S. history and politics, brings to life the traumatic period that began in 1929 and ended only with America's entrance into World War II in 1941. He carefully explains the causes of the Depression, the actions taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt to lift America out of its economic morass, and the economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of the age.

Following a chronology of events, a narrative overview examines the events of the Great Depression and the New Deal. Other topical essays address the causes and cure of the Depression, America's struggle against the Depression, the effect of the Depression on American politics, changes in society and culture during the Depression decade, and an evaluation of the New Deal from a contemporary perspective. Twenty-seven biographical profiles of key figures of the era, the text of ten important primary documents, a glossary of frequently cited terms, and an annotated bibliography of print and nonprint materials for student use complete the work. This work is an essential source for the most current thinking and resources on the Great Depression and the New Deal.

Author: Robert Himmelberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 11/30/2000
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.07lbs
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.56d
ISBN: 9780313299070

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/15/2001 pg. 1582
Choice 09/01/2001 pg. 171

About the Author

ROBERT F. HIMMELBERG is Professor of History at Fordham University. He served as Dean of Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1993 to 2000. He is the author of Historians and Race: Autobiography and the Writing of History (1996), Business and Government in America Since 1870 (1994), The Origins of the National Recovery Administration: Business, Government, and the Trade Association Issue, 1921-1933 (1976, rev. ed. 1993), coauthor of Herbert Hoover and the Crisis of American Capitalism (1974), and editor of The Great Depression and American Capitalism (1968). A specialist in the economic and political history of the Great Depression and the New Deal, he has written numerous papers on the subject.

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