Coming of the New Deal 1933-1935, the Age of Roosevelt, Volume II

ISBN-10: 0618340866
ISBN-13: 9780618340866
Edition: 1958
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Description: The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935, volume two of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr."s Age of Roosevelt series, describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt"s first tumultuous years in the White House. Coming into  More...

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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1958
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935, volume two of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr."s Age of Roosevelt series, describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt"s first tumultuous years in the White House. Coming into office at the bottom of the Great Depression, FDR told the American people that they have nothing to fear but fear itself. The conventional wisdom having failed, he tried unorthodox remedies to avert economic collapse. His first hundred days restored national morale, and his New Dealers filled Washington with new approaches to recovery and reform. Combining idealistic ends with realistic means, Roosevelt proposed to humanize, redeem, and rescue capitalism. The Coming of the New Deal, written with Schlesinger"s customary verve, is a gripping account of critical years in the history of the republic.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

Foreword to the Mariner Edition
Foreword
Prologue: The Hundred Days
The Fight for Agricultural Balance
Emergence of a Farm Policy
Organization of Agricultural Adjustment
The Politics of Agriculture
The Ordeal of a Prophet
Experiment in Industrial Planning
The Birth of NRA
The Blue Eagle
The Conundrum of Price
The Conundrum of Labor
The Decline of NRA
The Economics of Nationalism
The First New Deal
The Dollar Dilemma
Explosion in London
Variations in Gold and Silver
The Triumphs of Reciprocity
The Cry in the Streets
The Rise of Federal Relief
The Fight for Public Works
The Birth of Social Security
The Battle for Public Development
Remaking the Tennessee Valley
Saving the Land
The Revival of Community
War against Rural Poverty
Transformation of a Labor Movement
The Travail of Labor
Development of a National Labor Policy
Emergence of the CIO
Resurgence on the Right
The Bridge to Business
Alienation of the Financial Community
Crisis in the Skies
Controlling the Stock Exchanges
The Rise of Conservative Opposition
The Verdict of 1934
Evolution of the Presidency
The Dynamics of Decision
The Control of Government
The Anatomy of Leadership
Behind the Mask
Notes
Index

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