The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - History - 669 pages
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The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935, volume two of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.ís Age of Roosevelt series, describes Franklin Delano Rooseveltís 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 Schlesingerís customary verve, is a gripping account of critical years in the history of the republic.
  

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Review: The Coming of the New Deal 1933-35 (The Age of Roosevelt #2)

User Review  - Aaron Million - Goodreads

Schlesinger's second volume of the Roosevelt administration, focusing on the New Deal and FDR's first two years in office. Schlesinger covers much of the important agencies and programs instituted by ... Read full review

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It was great fun reading this book and enjoying the triumph of the Democrats. Read full review

Contents

The Hundred Days i
1
Emergence of a Farm Policy
27
Organization of Agricultural Adjustment
40
The Politics of Agriculture
55
The Ordeal of a Prophet
68
The Birth of NRA
87
The Blue Eagle
103
The Conundrum of Price
119
The Revival of Community
354
War against Rural Poverty
369
23 The Travail of Labor
385
Development of a National Labor Policy
397
Emergence of the CIO
407
The Bridge to Business
423
Alienation of the Financial Community
434
Crisis in the Skies
446

The Conundrum of Labor
136
The Decline of NRA
152
The First New Deal
179
The Dollar Dilemma
195
13 Explosion in London
213
Variations in Gold and Silver
233
The Triumphs of Reciprocity
253
Remaking the Tennessee Valley
319
2o Saving the Land
335
Controlling the Stock Exchanges
456
The Rise of Conservative Opposition
471
The Verdict of 1934
489
The Dynamics of Decision
511
33 The Control of Government
533
The Anatomy of Leadership
553
Behind the Mask
574
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ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR., the author of sixteen books, was a renowned historian and social critic. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was also the winner of the National Book Award for both A Thousand Days and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1979). In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

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