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Title:
The Great Depression
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
223 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737702309

9780737702316
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Book

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The stock market crash in 1929 signaled the beginning of a long period of severe economic turmoil in the United States. Although previous economic downturns had occurred, the Great Depression of the 1930s was unprecedented both in length and in the scope.


Summary

The stock market crash in 1929 signaled the beginning of a long period of severe economic turmoil in the United States. Although previous economic downturns had occurred, the Great Depression of the 1930s was unprecedented both in length and in the scope.


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. This new Opposing Viewpoints Digests series is a shorter, more accessible, "lite" version of the excellent Opposing Viewpoints series. Instead of including original speeches, essays, and articles in full, Nardo quotes excerpts from those primary sources in his summaries of various sides of controversial issues. Each book begins with a historical introduction. Then he talks about the main topics, first as they were argued by various sides at the time, and then as modern historians see the outcome. The full Opposing Viewpoints books are richly detailed and immediate, but they are intimidating for some students; and these simpler overviews, with clear type, short chapters, occasional black-and-white photos, and brief quotes, will serve as an introduction to the ideas and also as a guide for students' own research. There are full source notes as well as annotated bibliographies, study questions, statistical data, and an appendix of primary sources. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up‘This volume contains an aggregation of pieces that pertain to the economic depression of the 1930s. Greatly contrasting opinions delineate possible cures of the crisis (the New Deal and self-help plans), the implementation of the New Deal (the redistribution of wealth, Social Security, and the plight of Blacks), and a historical assessment of what the New Deal did or did not do for America. The writing is clear and lively. Primary and secondary sources are frequently quoted and footnoted, and include the words of Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, Walter Lippmann, Huey P. Long, Harold Ickes, and others. The book contains an appendix of excerpts from primary sources, an annotated bibliography, a few historical black-and-white photographs, a decent index, and some completely unnecessary study questions. A good companion to Milton Meltzer's Brother Can You Spare a Dime? (Facts On File, 1991) and Russell Freedman's Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Clarion, 1990).‘David A. Lindsey, Lakewood High and Middle School Libraries, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. This new Opposing Viewpoints Digests series is a shorter, more accessible, "lite" version of the excellent Opposing Viewpoints series. Instead of including original speeches, essays, and articles in full, Nardo quotes excerpts from those primary sources in his summaries of various sides of controversial issues. Each book begins with a historical introduction. Then he talks about the main topics, first as they were argued by various sides at the time, and then as modern historians see the outcome. The full Opposing Viewpoints books are richly detailed and immediate, but they are intimidating for some students; and these simpler overviews, with clear type, short chapters, occasional black-and-white photos, and brief quotes, will serve as an introduction to the ideas and also as a guide for students' own research. There are full source notes as well as annotated bibliographies, study questions, statistical data, and an appendix of primary sources. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up‘This volume contains an aggregation of pieces that pertain to the economic depression of the 1930s. Greatly contrasting opinions delineate possible cures of the crisis (the New Deal and self-help plans), the implementation of the New Deal (the redistribution of wealth, Social Security, and the plight of Blacks), and a historical assessment of what the New Deal did or did not do for America. The writing is clear and lively. Primary and secondary sources are frequently quoted and footnoted, and include the words of Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, Walter Lippmann, Huey P. Long, Harold Ickes, and others. The book contains an appendix of excerpts from primary sources, an annotated bibliography, a few historical black-and-white photographs, a decent index, and some completely unnecessary study questions. A good companion to Milton Meltzer's Brother Can You Spare a Dime? (Facts On File, 1991) and Russell Freedman's Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Clarion, 1990).‘David A. Lindsey, Lakewood High and Middle School Libraries, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

James D. HoranEdward R. EllisBasil RauchJohn F. Bauman and Thomas H. CoodeT.H. WatkinsEdwin P. HoytRobert S. McElvaineSamuel Eliot MorisonTed MorganWilliam E. LeuchtenburgMario EinaudiArthur M. Schlesinger Jr.Louis M. HackerPaul K. ConkinWilliam E. LeuchtenburgJames D. HoranEdward R. EllisBasil RauchJohn F. Bauman and Thomas H. CoodeT.H. WatkinsEdwin P. HoytRobert S. McElvaineSamuel Eliot MorisonTed MorganWilliam E. LeuchtenburgMario EinaudiArthur M. Schlesinger Jr.Louis M. HackerPaul K. ConkinWilliam E. Leuchtenburg
Forewordp. 9
Introduction: The Great Depression and the New Dealp. 11
Chapter 1 The Origins and Onset of the Great Depression
1. The Stock Market Crashp. 29
2. The Causes of the Stock Market Crash and Depressionp. 35
3. From The History of the New Deal, 1933-1938p. 44
Chapter 2 The Depression's Debilitating Impact
1. The Plight of the Citiesp. 52
2. Rural Poverty, Drought, and Migrationp. 65
3. The Struggles of American Blacksp. 75
4. Depression-Era Cinema Reflected Social Valuesp. 88
Chapter 3 Roosevelt Comes to Power
1. F.D.R. Takes the Reins of Statep. 98
2. Roosevelt Forms the "Brain Trust"p. 108
3. The Historic "Hundred Days"p. 114
Chapter 4 New Deal Programs, Policies, and Controversies
1. The SEC Regulates Wall Streetp. 127
2. Social Security Protects the Elderly and Infirmp. 134
3. Foreign Relations Under the New Dealp. 142
4. Roosevelt and the New Deal at Odds with the Supreme Courtp. 151
Epilogue: After the New Deal
1. The Legacy of the Depression and the New Dealp. 159
Appendix Excerpts from Original Documents Pertaining to the Great Depressionp. 177
Chronologyp. 207
For Further Researchp. 210
Indexp. 214
Forewordp. 9
Introduction: The Great Depression and the New Dealp. 11
Chapter 1 The Origins and Onset of the Great Depression
1. The Stock Market Crashp. 29
2. The Causes of the Stock Market Crash and Depressionp. 35
3. From The History of the New Deal, 1933-1938p. 44
Chapter 2 The Depression's Debilitating Impact
1. The Plight of the Citiesp. 52
2. Rural Poverty, Drought, and Migrationp. 65
3. The Struggles of American Blacksp. 75
4. Depression-Era Cinema Reflected Social Valuesp. 88
Chapter 3 Roosevelt Comes to Power
1. F.D.R. Takes the Reins of Statep. 98
2. Roosevelt Forms the "Brain Trust"p. 108
3. The Historic "Hundred Days"p. 114
Chapter 4 New Deal Programs, Policies, and Controversies
1. The SEC Regulates Wall Streetp. 127
2. Social Security Protects the Elderly and Infirmp. 134
3. Foreign Relations Under the New Dealp. 142
4. Roosevelt and the New Deal at Odds with the Supreme Courtp. 151
Epilogue: After the New Deal
1. The Legacy of the Depression and the New Dealp. 159
Appendix Excerpts from Original Documents Pertaining to the Great Depressionp. 177
Chronologyp. 207
For Further Researchp. 210
Indexp. 214