History is dramatic--and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Progressivism, the Great Depression, and the New Deal emphasizes economic trends and the role of the government in regard to the economy from the beginning of the twentieth century to America's entry into World War II. The authors discuss the boom of the 1920s, the crash of 1929, the ensuing Depression, and the country's response. Franklin D. Roosevelt's "hundred days" and programs such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA) are examined in detail. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes in the Drama of American History series explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes, and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.
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Christopher Collier is an author and historian. He attended Clark University and Columbia University, where he earned his PhD. He was the official Connecticut State Historian from 1984 to 2004 and is now professor of history emeritus at the University of Connecticut. He is the brother of James Lincoln Collier, with whom he has written a number of novels, most of which are based on historic events. His books have been nominated for several awards, including the Newbery Honor and the Pulitzer Prize.From Booklist:
Reviewed with Christopher Collier's The Rise of the Cities.
Gr. 5-8. Continuing the Colliers' noteworthy series, The Drama of American History, these volumes concentrate on what the authors call "the basic themes of the American story." Progressivism follows events and movements during the first four decades of the twentieth century, including the growing involvement of government in reforming business practices, the impact of the Great Depression, and the social policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Cities traces the development, problems, and increasing prominence of cities in America between 1820 and 1920. Illustrations, many in color, include period photographs and engravings as well as maps and charts. Two highly readable and informative volumes. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Cavendish Square Publishing, 2000. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110761410546
Book Description Cavendish Square Publishing. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0761410546 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1254320