American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work

Bantam - The wpa lasted eight years, spent $11 billion, employed 8½ million men and women, and gave the country not only a renewed spirit but a fresh face. Now this fascinating and informative book chronicles the WPA from its tumultuous beginnings to its lasting presence, and gives us cues for future action. Roosevelt’s new deal, here for the first time is the remarkable story of one of its enduring cornerstones, its furious critics, the Works Progress Administration WPA: its passionate believers, and its amazing accomplishments.

The wpa is american history that could not be more current, from providing economic stimulus to renewing a broken infrastructure. Introduced in 1935 at the height of the great Depression, when unemployment and desperation ruled the land, this controversial nationwide jobs program would forever change the physical landscape and social policies of the United States.

American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work - Used book in Good Condition. Seventy-five years after Franklin D.





Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement

Oxford University Press - And yet, picnic areas, as maher explores the rise and development of the CCC, he also shows how the critique of its campgrounds, hiking trails, and motor roads frames the debate over environmentalism to this day. From the colorful life at ccc camps, to political discussions in the White House and the philosophical debates dating back to John Muir and Frederick Law Olmsted, Nature's New Deal captures a key moment in the emergence of modern environmentalism.

Roosevelt's boldest and most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps, describing it as a turning point both in national politics and in the emergence of modern environmentalism. Indeed, the tennessee valley authority, roosevelt addressed both the economic and environmental crises by putting Americans to work at conserving natural resources, through the Soil Conservation Service, and the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC.

Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement - Recovering from these calamities--and preventing their reoccurrence--was a major goal of the New Deal. In nature's new Deal, Neil M. The ccc created public landscapes--natural terrain altered by federal work projects--that helped environmentalism blossom after World War II, Maher notes. The great depression coincided with a wave of natural disasters, including the Dust Bowl and devastating floods of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

Millions of americans devoted themselves to a new vision of conservation, one that went beyond the old model of simply maximizing the efficient use of natural resources, to include the promotion of human health through outdoor recreation, wilderness preservation, and ecological balance.





The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance,

Anchor - Kirstin downey’s lively, substantive and—dare I say—inspiring new biography of Perkins. Not only illuminates perkins’ career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt’s character. Maureen corrigan, npr fresh air one of franklin delano roosevelt’s closest friends and the first female secretary of labor, Perkins capitalized on the president’s political savvy and popularity to enact most of the Depression-era programs that are today considered essential parts of the country’s social safety network.





The GI Bill: The New Deal for Veterans Pivotal Moments in American History

Oxford University Press - Formally known as the serviceman's readjustment Act of 1944, it was far from an obvious, straightforward piece of legislation, but resulted from tense political maneuvering and complex negotiations. As altschuler and blumin show, an unlikely coalition emerged to shape and pass the bill, bringing together both New Deal Democrats and conservatives who had vehemently opposed Roosevelt's social-welfare agenda.

. Bill. In a brilliant addition to Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments in American History series, historians Glenn C. Once enacted, the G. I. Altschuler and Stuart M. The marshall plan comes to mind, as does the Civil Rights Act. By providing job training, and tuition assistance, unemployment compensation, it allowed millions of Americans to fulfill long-held dreams of social mobility, housing loans, reshaping the national landscape.

The GI Bill: The New Deal for Veterans Pivotal Moments in American History - Not least important, altschuler and Blumin illuminate its role in individual lives whose stories they weave into this thoughtful account. Written with insight and narrative verve by two leading historians, The G. I. Perhaps most important, as Peter Drucker noted, the G. I.





The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

Simon & Schuster - Millions of people lost everything. In a major historical find, alter unearths the draft of a radio speech in which Roosevelt considered enlisting a private army of American Legion veterans on his first day in office. The great Depression had caused a national breakdown. Banks were closing everywhere. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer than ever before to the Roosevelt magic.

Old doc roosevelt” had learned at warm Springs, Georgia, how to lift others who suffered from polio, even if he could not cure their paralysis, or his own. Derided as weak and unprincipled by pundits, Governor Roosevelt was barely nominated for president in 1932. As he moved both right and left, roosevelt's insistence on "action now" did little to cure the Depression, but he began to rewrite the nation's social contract and lay the groundwork for his most ambitious achievements, including Social Security.

The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope - Who was this man? to revive the nation when it felt so hopeless took an extraordinary display of optimism and self-confidence. From one of america's most respected journalists, rich in insights and with fresh documentation and colorful detail, this thrilling story of presidential leadership—of what government is for—resonates through the events of today.

Instead of circumventing Congress and becoming the dictator so many thought they needed, FDR used his stunning debut to experiment. As president-elect, he escaped assassination in Miami by inches, then stiffed President Herbert Hoover's efforts to pull him into cooperating with him to deal with a terrifying crisis.





Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

Picador - Murrow―were in this case villains. A vivid and instructive reminder of what war and fear can do to civilized people. Evan thomas, the new york times book reviewafter japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed an executive order that forced more than 120, 000 Japanese Americans into primitive camps for the rest of war.

. 414 pages paperback with scene of FDR. The heart of the book, tells the poignant stories of those who endured years in “war relocation camps, however, ” many of whom suffered this injustice with remarkable grace. Racism and war hysteria led to one of the darkest episodes in American history. A los angeles times bestseller • a new york times book review editor's choice • bestselling author richard reeves provides an authoritative account of the internment of more than 120, 000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese aliens during World War II“Highly readable.

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II - Their only crime: looking like the enemy. In infamy, acclaimed historian Richard Reeves delivers a sweeping narrative of this atrocity. We also learn of internees who joined the military to fight for the country that had imprisoned their families, even as others fought for their rights all the way to the Supreme Court.

. Picador USA. But by recovering the past, Infamy has given voice to those who ultimately helped the nation better understand the true meaning of patriotism.





Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II

Free Press - Now, our mothers' war re-creates what American women from all walks of life were doing and thinking, on the home front and abroad. These heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking accounts of the women we have known as mothers, aunts, and grandmothers reveal facets of their lives that have usually remained unmentioned and unappreciated.

Used book in Good Condition. Picador USA. 414 pages paperback with scene of FDR. Our mothers' war gives center stage to one of WWII's most essential fighting forces: the women of America, strength, whose extraordinary bravery, and humanity shine through on every page. Our mothers' war is an eye-opening and moving portrait of women during World War II, a war that forever transformed the way women participate in American society.

Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II - Never before has the vast range of women's experiences during this pivotal era been brought together in one book.





A Democracy at War: America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II

Harvard University Press - As america fought to defend democracy in Europe and Asia during World War II, its own democratic politics both aided and impeded the war effort at home and the military campaigns abroad. Used book in Good Condition. Picador USA. 414 pages paperback with scene of FDR. Now, in a broad-ranging social, william o'neill reveals how the United States won its victory despite its reluctance to enter the war, political, military, and diplomatic history, and despite proceeding by costly half-measures even after committing to battle.

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Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man

The University of North Carolina Press - They viewed the roosevelts as parent figures, offering solace, help, and protection. Used book in Good Condition. By preserving their original spelling, grammar, and capitalization, syntax, he conveys their full flavor. The depression was far more than an economic collapse. The white house staff for answering such letters--most of which were directed to FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, or Harry Hopkins--quickly grew from one person to fifty.

Mainly because of his radio talks, many felt they knew the president personally and could confide in him. Sifting through some 15, 000 letters from government and private sources, thoughts, Robert McElvaine has culled nearly 200 communications that best show the problems, and emotions of ordinary people during this time.

Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man - Unlike views of depression life "from the bottom up" that rely on recollections recorded several decades later, this book captures the daily anguish of people during the thirties. Roosevelt himself valued the letters, perceiving them as a way to gauge public sentiment. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

The writers came from a number of different groups--middle-class people, rural residents, blacks, the elderly, and children. It puts the reader in direct contact with Depression victims, evoking a feeling of what it was like to live through this disaster. Following Franklin D.





A New Deal for Blacks: The Emergence of Civil Rights as a National Issue: The Depression Decade

Oxford University Press - 414 pages paperback with scene of FDR. It emphasizes a wide variety of individuals and organizations that contributed to the coming-of-age of civil rights, especially, black lawyers, the Left, organized labor, and, biological and social scientists, Southern women opposed to lynching, and highlights the role of New Dealers, African American organizations that planted the seeds of racial progress.

Used book in Good Condition. Picador USA. Used book in Good Condition. Featuring a new preface and an expansive, up-to-date bibliography, this 30th Anniversary Edition of Harvard Sitkoff's A New Deal for Blacks presents a comprehensive account of the changes--substantive and symbolic--that eventually led to the emergence of civil rights as a national issue and helped make a successful quest for racial justice possible.

A New Deal for Blacks: The Emergence of Civil Rights as a National Issue: The Depression Decade - History, the 1930s witnessed a struggle on various fronts--fought by many different Americans--that raised the country's awareness of the inequalities and injustices suffered by African Americans. A watershed decade in U. S. This unique text is an ideal resource for undergraduate courses in African American history.

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Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, & the Great Depression

Vintage - The study of two great demagogues in American history--Huey P. Used book in Good Condition. Picador USA. Award-winning historian alan brinkely describes their modest origins and their parallel rise together in the early years of the Great Depression to become the two most successful leaders of national political dissidence of their era.

Winner of the american book Award for History* 414 pages paperback with scene of FDR. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Long, a first-term united states Senator from the red-clay, piney-woods country of nothern Louisiana; and Charles E. Coughlin, a catholic priest from an industrial suburb near Detroit.