Franklin Roosevelt's promise of a New Deal to an American public still recovering from the Great Depression swept him into the White House, and this book charts how FDR's bold initiatives brought us back from the brink and are still affecting us today.
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Gr. 6-9. In a concise, well-written, and very readable manner, Stewart explains the causes of the Great Depression and Roosevelt's efforts to revitalize the economy and the morale of the nation. She describes the difficulties he faced in implementing his programs and the criticism his programs received from both conservatives and liberals as well as the death of the New Deal at the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. The book's black-and-white photographs not only document the text, but also give readers a good sense of the period. Highlighted blocks of text provide additional insight into the personalities and the problems of the time. For example, there's a section on Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve on a presidential cabinet, and others containing information on the Florida land boom, black blizzards, and the Bonus Army. Thorough source notes and an extensive bibliography of adult and YA resources are included. Chris Sherman
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Book Description New Discovery. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0027883698 14. Bookseller Inventory # 5X-PIEQ-6JTV
Book Description New Discovery, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027883698