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Franklin D. Roosevelt and CongressFDR's presidency remains one of the most signficiant in our nation's history. While it is argued that he lacked a grand scheme or single plan to transform the role of the national government, the incremental measures adopted during the New Deal changed the federal government's role to a degree unmatched in American history. This anthology is composed of ten chapters, seven of which examine the reactions of particular groups within Congress and beyond (including those of individual congressmen), and three of which examine facets of the New Deal era from a contemporary perspective. Together these chapters constitute a fresh take on a key period in modern American politics and a central figure in our history. In addition the book provides an appendix of congressional mavericks, and a substantial glossary of the many individuals mentioned in the text.
Publication Date: 2000-06-30
Great Depression: People and PerspectivesAn insightful collection of essays focused on American men, women, and children from a range of economic classes and ethnic backgrounds during the Great Depression. * 11 expert contributors, including well-established scholars who bring new perspectives to the study of the Great Depression * A wide range of primary sources such as news articles, photographs, diaries, and letters that provide a deeper understanding of daily life during the Depression
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Great Depression and New Deal Reference LibraryThe economic crisis that began with the American stock market crash of 1929 had dire effects all over the world, particularly in Europe. Covering both the disastrous failure of the economy and its gradual recovery, "U· X· L® 's Great Depression and New Deal Reference Library" examines the causes of the collapse; the impact of unemployment and under-employment; the sinking confidence of people throughout the world; the disorder in Germany after World War I that led to the rise of Adolf Hitler; and many other dimensions of this global calamity. Special attention is paid to the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt's domestic reform program. "Almanac" covers the era in 15 subject chapters. "Biographies" profiles approximately 30 of the major figures of the period. "Primary Sources" features approximately 18 annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period.
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms by Sara Pendergast (Editor); Tom Pendergast (Editor)The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this 5-vol. reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, "Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms" focuses solely on the popular culture of the century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12, major topics include: products and brands, toys and games, music and dance, holidays, shopping, sports, movements and much more. Also includes approximately 400 photos, a cumulative table of contents, timeline, subject and cumulative general index and trivia sidebars.
Gale Encyclopedia of U. S. HistoryProvides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.
We've re-organized! All print books on the 1930s are now found by perusing the 1930s section. Still consider searching the catalog if you want print source on a specific topic or person.