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Dear Mrs. Roosevelt : letters from children of the Great Depression

Author: Robert Cohen; Eleanor Roosevelt
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Activism made Mrs. Roosevelt a beloved figure among poor teens and children, who between the Depression of 1933 wrote her thousands of letters describing their problems and requesting her help. Here are 200 of these extraordinary documents to open a window into the lives of the Depression's youngest victims. Illustrations.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
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Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)605263560
Online version:
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606898948
Named Person: Eleanor Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cohen; Eleanor Roosevelt
ISBN: 0807827479 9780807827475 0807854131 9780807854136
OCLC Number: 49719033
Description: xi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction 3 --CHAPTER 1. Ill-Clothed, Ill-Housed, Ill-Fed 35 --CHAPTER 2. Education 91 --CHAPTER 3. Social Life 145 --CHAPTER 4. Minorities 195 --Epilogue: Responses to the Letters 237.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Cohen.
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An honest, splendid depiction of the hopes, fears, vulnerability, and aloofness that both Eleanor Roosevelt and the children who wrote her needed to survive the Depression. (Allida Black, editor of Read more...

 
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