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The Resource The Great Depression : America in the 1930s, T.H. Watkins

The Great Depression : America in the 1930s, T.H. Watkins

Label
The Great Depression : America in the 1930s
Title
The Great Depression
Title remainder
America in the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
T.H. Watkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Great Depression of the 1930s turned the lives of ordinary Americans upside down, leaving an indelible mark on the nation's psyche. The Great Depression: America in the 1930s is award-winning historian T. H. Watkins's lively political, economic, and cultural account of this age of hardship and hope." "This companion volume to the public television series The Great Depression tells the story of a decade of disaster, challenge, and change. It begins with the most devastating economic crash in modern history and recounts an epic narrative of human suffering, social turmoil, and a political revolution that transformed the outline of American life and government - from unprecedented federal programs such as Social Security, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and massive public works projects to local grass-roots movements whose energies helped forge a new relationship between citizens and their government, citizens and their presidents. During this great era a new kind of hope was born, one that would not only help lead the way out of the despair of the depression but would live on to inspire postwar crusades for civil rights, women's rights, environmentalism, and other social movements." "Illustrated with more than 150 photographs, documents, and posters - many of them published here for the first time - The Great Depression stands as the essential chronicle of a decade that shaped America's consciousness and character forever in an age not unlike our own."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.917
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.W34 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A Back Bay book
Label
The Great Depression : America in the 1930s, T.H. Watkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 350-356) and index
Contents
Introduction: History Shot on the Wing -- Ch. 1. The Prologue Year -- Ch. 2. The Shadow of the Hawk -- Ch. 3. Shades of Revolution -- Ch. 4. Redeeming the Hour -- Ch. 5. The New Utopians -- Ch. 6. Ending the Long Darkness -- Ch. 7. Dust, Drought, and Displacement -- Ch. 8. The Politics of Discontent -- Ch. 9. The Second New Deal -- Ch. 10. Barricades and Bargains -- Ch. 11. The Ramparts of Uncertainty -- Waiting for the Fire
Control code
35585
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 375 p.
Isbn
9780316924535
Lccn
93001332
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27936077
  • (OCoLC)27936077
Label
The Great Depression : America in the 1930s, T.H. Watkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 350-356) and index
Contents
Introduction: History Shot on the Wing -- Ch. 1. The Prologue Year -- Ch. 2. The Shadow of the Hawk -- Ch. 3. Shades of Revolution -- Ch. 4. Redeeming the Hour -- Ch. 5. The New Utopians -- Ch. 6. Ending the Long Darkness -- Ch. 7. Dust, Drought, and Displacement -- Ch. 8. The Politics of Discontent -- Ch. 9. The Second New Deal -- Ch. 10. Barricades and Bargains -- Ch. 11. The Ramparts of Uncertainty -- Waiting for the Fire
Control code
35585
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 375 p.
Isbn
9780316924535
Lccn
93001332
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27936077
  • (OCoLC)27936077

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