The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941
One of the classic studies of the Great Depression, featuring a new introduction by the author with insights into the economic crises of 1929 and today.
In the twenty-five years since its publication, critics and scholars have praised historian Robert McElvaine's sweeping and authoritative history of the Great Depression as one of the best and most readable studies of the era. Combining clear-eyed insight into the machinations of politicians and economists who struggled to revive the battered economy, personal stories from the average people who were hardest hit by an economic crisis beyond their control, and an evocative depiction of the popular culture of the decade, McElvaine paints an epic picture of an America brought to its knees—but also brought together by people's widely shared plight.
In a new introduction, McElvaine draws striking parallels between the roots of the Great Depression and the economic meltdown that followed in the wake of the credit crisis of 2008. He also examines the resurgence of anti-regulation free market ideology, beginning in the Reagan era, and argues that some economists and politicians revised history and ignored the lessons of the Depression era.
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Review: The Great Depression: America 1929-1941User Review - Glen Robinson - Goodreads
I purchased this book, thinking it would give me a glimpse into life during the Depression, something my parents had shared with me, but was relatively unfamiliar to me. What the book ended up being ... Read full review
Review: The Great Depression: America 1929-1941User Review - Tom Hill - Goodreads
This book is well written and very interesting. My only complaint is that the author is obviously a liberal democrat and all his analysis of the people and events of this time are filtered through ... Read full review
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