The New Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1932-1945

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University of Chicago Press, Aug 15, 1957 - History - 204 pages
Sweeping into power in the grim depression days of 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation along a road of economic experiment that changed the course of America's political and social thinking. His first "Hundred Days" were a swift transformation into the new age of social security, FDIC, and a host of other reforms.

Scarcely had the New Deal become a part of American life, however, when World War II broke out, and America became a global power leading the Allies to victory, began development of the atomic bomb, and laid plans for the United Nations organization.

In the opinion of many historians, F.D.R.'s thirteen years are the most important era in twentieth-century American history. Now Dexter Perkins takes an objective look at Roosevelt and his times—the great depression, the great social experiment, the great war—and presents a balanced evaluation of America from the Blue Eagle days of NRA to the shocking April afternoon of Roosevelt's death.

"A fair-minded, clear, and brief guide to that complex man and even more complex era."—Frank Freidel, Christian Science Monitor
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
The Two Phases of the Early New Deal
4
The New Deal the Courts and the People
41
The New Deal Weakens
58
The Good Neighbor and the Reluctant World Power
81
The Deepening Crisis
103
The Home Front
131
Arms and Diplomacy
144
Important Dates
174
Suggested Reading
176
Index
183
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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.


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