Synopses & Reviews
Repackaged to tie-in to a forthcoming PBS series on the Great Depression scheduled to air in October, this perennially popular work is fully revised to include new scholarship published over the last eight years. One of the country's premier scholars on the subject, McElvaine is consulting historian to the PBS documentary. Photos throughout.
A perennial backlist performer.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 350-385) and index.
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.
Table of Contents
1 A job at Ford's (producer/writer/director, Jon Else) -- 2 The road to rock bottom (prod/wr/dir. Terry Kay Rockefeller) -- 3 New Deal, New York (prod/wr/dir. Dante J. James, co-wr. Steve Fayer) -- 4 We have a plan (prod/wr/dir. Lyn Goldfarb, co-wr. Steve Fayer) -- 5 Mean things happening (prod/wr/dir. Dante J. James, co-wr. Steve Fayer) -- 6 To be somebody (prod/wr/dir. Stephen Stept) -- 7 Arsenal of democracy (prod/wr/dir. Susan Bellows)