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Oxford History of the United States #9: The American People in the Great Depression Freedom From Fear Part One

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On October 24, 1929, America met the greatest economic devastation it had ever known. In this first installment of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear, Kennedy tells how America endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of that unprecedented calamity.

Kennedy vividly 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 unbridled industrial revolution had gyrated through repeated boom and bust cycles, consuming capital and inflicting misery on city and countryside alike. Nor was the alleged prosperity of the 1920s as uniformly shared as legend portrays. Countless Americans eked out threadbare lives on the margins of national life.

Roosevelt's New Deal wrenched opportunity from the trauma of the 1930s and created a lasting legacy of economic and social reform, but it was afflicted with shortcomings and contradictions as well. With an even hand Kennedy details the New Deal's problems and defeats, as well as its achievements. He also sheds fresh light on its incandescent but enigmatic author, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Marshalling unforgettable narratives that feature prominent leaders as well as lesser-known citizens, The American People in the Great Depression tells the story of a resilient nation finding courage in an unrelenting storm.

About the Author

David M. Kennedy is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. He is also the author of Over Here: The First World War and American Society, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger, which won the Bancroft Prize. He lives in Stanford, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195168921
Author:
Kennedy, David M
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Kennedy, David M.
Author:
null, David M.
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
History, American | 1900-1945
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Subject:
New deal, 1933-1939
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of the United States
Series Volume:
09
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 halftones
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
9.47x5.87x1.25 in. 1.81 lbs.

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