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Great Depression: America, 1929-1941

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One of the classic studies of the Great Depression, featuring a new introduction by the author with insights into the economic crises of 1929 and today.

 

In the twenty-five years since its publication, critics and scholars have praised historian Robert McElvaine’s sweeping and authoritative history of the Great Depression as one of the best and most readable studies of the era. Combining clear-eyed insight into the machinations of politicians and economists who struggled to revive the battered economy, personal stories from the average people who were hardest hit by an economic crisis beyond their control, and an evocative depiction of the popular culture of the decade, McElvaine paints an epic picture of an America brought to its knees—but also brought together by people’s widely shared plight.

 

In a new introduction, McElvaine draws striking parallels between the roots of the Great Depression and the economic meltdown that followed in the wake of the credit crisis of 2008. He also examines the resurgence of anti-regulation free market ideology, beginning in the Reagan era, and argues that some economists and politicians revised history and ignored the lessons of the Depression era.

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A perennial backlist performer.

About the Author

ROBERT S. MCELVAINE is Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts and Letters and chair of the Department of History at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of ten books and served as historical consultant for the PBS series The Great Depression. His writing appears frequently in such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and he blogs on the Huffington Post.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812963434
Subtitle:
America 1929-1941
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
McElvaine, Robert S.
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19931206
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.15 x 6.05 x 1.15 in 1.2 lb

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History and Social Science » US History » 1920 to 1960

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