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Blackwell Companions to American History #48: A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Edited by William D. Pederson

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The only United States president elected to four terms of office, Franklin Delano Roosevelt shepherded the nation through its most tumultuous period since the Civil War. A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading FDR scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on key elements of this central figure during the two critical events that shaped the modern world: the Great Depression and World War II.

The essays cover all aspects of FDR's life and times, including his political, military, and economic decisions, fully discussing the scholarship to date as well as sketching out areas in need of further research. Themes and topics range from Roosevelt's health, relationships, Supreme Court packing, to New Deal policies, institutional issues, and international relations. A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt is the most comprehensive and authoritative source on a twentieth-century icon whose optimism and vitality led America from the nadir of the worst depression in world history to the brink of victory over Germany and Japan.

Book News Annotation:

Like others in the publishers "Companions to American History" series, this volume tackles a subject by soliciting contributions from scholars with a broad spectrum of interests and points of view, creating a stimulating compendium. Leading off the 35 essays are two chapters surveying FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt biographies. Following are chapters devoted to FDR's pre-presidential career and physical and psychological health. Subsequent coverage includes the elections and campaigns, urban and regional interests, and FDR in relation to minorities, labor, business, conservation, human rights, the Supreme Court, Congress, science and technology, and other countries, among other topics. Editor Pederson is a scholar of American studies affiliated with Louisiana State U. in Shreveport. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on the president who led the United States through the tumultuous period from the Great Depression to the waning days of World War II.
  • Represents a state-of-the-art assessment of current scholarship on FDR, the only president elected to four terms of office and the central figure in key events of the first half of the 20th century
  • Covers all aspects of FDR's life and times, from his health, relationships, and Supreme Court packing, to New Deal policies, institutional issues, and international relations
  • Features 35 essays by leading FDR scholars

About the Author

William D. Pederson is the American Studies Endowed Chair, Professor, and Director of the International Lincoln Center for American Studies at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. His most recent publications include James Madison (2008) and Lincoln Lessons (2009).

Table of Contents

List of Figures x

Preface xi

Notes on Contributors xiv

1 FDR Biographies 1
Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr

2 Eleanor Roosevelt Biographies 15
Norman W. Provizer

3 Pre-Presidential Career 34
Timothy W. Kneeland

4 Physical and Psychological Health 59
Robert P. Watson

5 The Election of 1932 77
Donald A. Ritchie

6 The 1936–1944 Campaigns 96
Sean J. Savage

7 Urban and Regional Interests 114
Stefano Luconi

8 Minorities 135
Cherisse Jones-Branch

9 Labor 155
Martin Halpern

10 Business 186
Patrick D. Reagan

11 Opponents at Home and Abroad 206
Joseph Edward Lee

12 FDR as a Communicator 222
Betty Houchin Winfield

13 The New Deal 238
June Hopkins

14 The Banking Crisis 259
James S. Olson and Brian Domitrovic

15 FDR and Agriculture 279
Jean Choate

16 Conservation 298
Byron W. Daynes

17 Political Culture 318
Richard M. Fried

18 Human Rights 340
Wesley K. Mosier

19 The Institutional Presidency 362
Rodney A. Grunes

20 Political and Administrative Style 385
Margaret C. Rung

21 The Congress 405
John Thomas McGuire

22 The Supreme Court 427
Stephen K. Shaw

23 The American Military 443
Lance Janda

24 Science and Technology 459
Peter K. Parides

25 Intelligence 480
R. Blake Dunnavent

26 Relations with the British and French 493
Kevin E. Smith

27 Relations with Canada 517
Galen Roger Perras

28 The Good Neighbor Policy and the Americas 542
Michael R. Hall

29 Relations with the Soviet Union 564
William E. Kinsella, Jr

30 Relations with China and India 590
William Ashbaugh

31 Relations with Japan 612
William Ashbaugh

32 Relations with Italy and Nazi Germany 636
Regina U. Gramer

33 Relations with Spain and European Neutrals 653
David A. Messenger

34 International Legacy 672
Mary Stockwell

35 Political Reputation 690
Patrick J. Maney

Bibliography 710

Index 732

Product Details

ISBN:
9781444330168
Author:
Pederson, William D. (edt)
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Pederson, William D.
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
FDR, Great Depression, World War II, American Presidents, New Deal, CCC
Subject:
20th century America
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History
Series Volume:
48
Publication Date:
20110315
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on the president who led the United States through the tumultuous period from the Great Depression to the waning days of World War II.
  • Represents a state-of-the-art assessment of current scholarship on FDR, the only president elected to four terms of office and the central figure in key events of the first half of the 20th century
  • Covers all aspects of FDR's life and times, from his health, relationships, and Supreme Court packing, to New Deal policies, institutional issues, and international relations
  • Features 35 essays by leading FDR scholars
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