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Freedom from fear : the American people in depression and war, 1929-1945

Author: David M Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford history of the United States, v. 9.
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Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. In a single volume the author tells how America endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities. He demonstrates that the economic crisis of the 1930s was more than a reaction to the excesses of the 1920s. For more than a century before the Crash, America's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Kennedy, David M.
Freedom from fear.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)605964651
Online version:
Kennedy, David M.
Freedom from fear.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607125108
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Kennedy
ISBN: 0195038347 9780195038347 0195144031 9780195144031
OCLC Number: 40255850
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 2000.
Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 2000.
Description: xviii, 936 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The American People on the Eve of the Great Depression --
Panic --
The Ordeal of Herbert Hoover --
Interregnum --
The Hundred Days --
The Ordeal of the American People --
Chasing the Phantom of Recovery --
The Rumble of Discontent --
A Season for Reform --
Strike! --
The Ordeal of Franklin Roosevelt --
What the New Deal Did --
The Gathering Storm --
The Agony of Neutrality --
To the Brink --
War in the Pacific --
Unready Ally, Uneasy Alliance --
The War of Machines --
The Struggle for a Second Front --
The Battle for Northwest Europe --
The Cauldron of the Home Front --
Endgame --
The World the War Made.
Series Title: Oxford history of the United States, v. 9.
Responsibility: David M. Kennedy.
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