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The Depression and New Deal : a history in documents

Author: Robert S McElvaine
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Series: Pages from history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of documents that provide insight into the realities of American life during the Great Depression, including song lyrics, magazine articles, murals and posters, excerpts from literary works, political cartoons, news stories, photographs, interviews, and letters.
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McElvaine, Robert S., 1947-
Depression and New Deal.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)743291465
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S McElvaine
ISBN: 0195104935 9780195104936 9780195166361 0195166361
OCLC Number: 41621083
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 26 cm.
Contents: What is a document --
How to read a document --
New Era and its undertaker: Twenties, the crash, and Herbert Hoover --
Keep the consumer dissatisfied --
Herbert Hoover's optimism --
Collapse --
"When a horse balks " --
Stormy weather: Depression life --
Hooverville --
City breadlines --
Rural hardship --
"War against the emergency:" New Deal: Roosevelt's first inaugural address --
First fireside chat --"Social economics of the New Deal" --
Open letter to President Roosevelt --
Social Security Act --
W.P.A. --
"And I welcome their hatred:" Business and the New Deal : American Liberty League --
Defending the New Deal --
Schechter Poultry Corp V U.S. --
Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigns against big business --
Which side are you on?: Labor organizing in the thirties: National Labor Relations Act --
Call for industrial unionism --
Finding common ground --
"Dis what de union done" --
Production for use, not profit: Left: Whither the American writer? --
"I have seen black hands" --
"End of poverty in civilization" --
"Ballad of Roosevelt" --
Quick fix: Panaceas: "Cure for depressions" --
Lecture on social justice --
Share our wealth --" Woman can change better'n a man:" Women, men and children in the depression: Birth rates --
Maternalism --
"Boy and girl tramps of America" --
"Will women lose their jobs? --
Negro was born In depression: Race and ethnicity in the thirties: New pattern of life for the Indian --
Getting by --
Mexican-American dream --
Mary Tsukamoto's story --
Down on the farm: Rural depression: Rebellion in the Corn Belt --
"Dust bowl diary" --
Woody Guthrie on the dust bowl --
Art for the millions: Culture in the thirties: Superman: New Deal hero --
Joe Louis uncovers dynamite --
Federal patronage of the arts --
Mother and father of the nation?: Attitudes toward the Roosevelts: Pre-election niew --
Letter from Wisconsin --
Memorandum on "court packing" --
"My day" --
Praise for Eleanor Roosevelt --
"Social values more noble than mere monetary profit": Great Depression and American Values: "Forgotten man" radio address --
Memories of a southern white girl --
changed social life of a migrant camp --
"Middletown in transition" --
"Spirit of charity" --
"Over the rainbow" --
Chronology.
Series Title: Pages from history.
Responsibility: Robert S. McElvaine.
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A collection of documents that provide insight into the realities of American life during the Great Depression, including song lyrics, magazine articles, murals and posters, excerpts from literary works, political cartoons, news stories, photographs, interviews, and letters.

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