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Comp Research Resources 2020-2021: The Great Depression 1930s
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.
Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period. For middle school and general audiences.
Provides a detailed account of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the centerpiece of the New Deal programs put in place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to tame the Great Depression and get America back on its feet. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more.