Defining Moments in American History: The Great Depression and the New Deal

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Kevin
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $81.00
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1049-5
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 47
Book Status: Available
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Provides a detailed account of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, as well as President Franklin D. Roosevelts ambitious program of New Deal reforms.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: The Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash
  • Chapter Two: The Hoover Years
  • Chapter Three: Roosevelt and the First New Deal
  • Chapter Four: The Dust Bowl
  • Chapter Five: The Second New Deal
  • Chapter Six: Wartime Prosperity
  • Chapter Seven: Legacy of the Great Depression and the New Deal
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) U.S. President during the Early Years of the Great Depression
  • Harry Lloyd Hopkins (1890-1946) New Deal Administrator and Presidential Advisor
  • Hugh S.Johnson (1882-1942) Director of the New Deal's National Recovery Administration
  • Frances Perkins (1880-1965) Progressive Activist and Secretary of Labor during the Great Depression
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First Lady of the United States of America during the Great Depression
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) U.S. President during the Later Years of the Great Depression and World War II
  • Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965) Secretary of Agriculture during the Great Depression and Vice President during World War II
  • PRIMARY SOURCES
  • Remembering a Depression Childhood
  • Herbert Hoover Predicts a Quick Recovery
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address
  • Praise for the Civilian Conservation Corps
  • An Excerpt from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
  • Woody Guthrie Describes the Dust Bowl.
  • Remembering “Black Sunday”
  • Battling the Dust Bowl and Rural Poverty
  • Roosevelt Unveils the Second New Deal
  • The Saturday Evening Post Condemns Roosevelt and the New Deal
  • A Rabbi's Letter of Thanks to Roosevelt
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Photo and Illustration Credits