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The fireside conversations : America responds to FDR during the Great Depression

Author: Lawrence W Levine; Cornelia R Levine
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""My friends, I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking." So began the first of Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous Fireside Chats, which came on the heels of his decision, two days after his inauguration, to close all American banks. During this address, Roosevelt used the intimacy of radio to share his hopes and plans directly with the people. He concluded by encouraging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levine, Lawrence W.
Fireside conversations.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)1003192058
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence W Levine; Cornelia R Levine
ISBN: 9780520265547 0520265548
OCLC Number: 462906486
Notes: Selected letters originally published in The people and the president, ©2002 by Beacon Press.
Description: xvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The nadir : 1933-1936. Closing the banks ; A New Deal ; The first hundred days ; "Relief, recovery, reform, and reconstruction" ; Order out of chaos ; Protecting the weak --
"An orderly economic democracy" --
pt. 2. The continuing crisis : 1937-1938. "Packing" the Supreme Court ; Balancing the "human budget" ; Combatting renewed Depression --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: People and the president.
Responsibility: Lawrence W. Levine, Cornelia R. Levine ; foreword by Michael Kazin.

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'My friends, I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking.' So began the first of Franklin D Roosevelt's famous Fireside Chats. This book illuminates the period  Read more...

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