Here is a summary of the economic chaos that followed the 1929 stock market crash and gripped America and Europe throughout the 1930s. Included are accounts of the Roosevelt Administration’s social programs, the plight of “Dust Bowl” migrants to California, the social disorder in Europe that fueled the rise of fascism, and much more.
Lives in Crisis books are vividly written historical accounts of momentous historical events and movements, supplemented with photographs, illustrations, maps, and contemporary cartoons and engravings. Illuminating sidebar material presents quotations and descriptions by men and women who were directly involved in the historic event. These easy-to-read books transform dry historical statistics and dates into intensely readable accounts, and are focused especially to serve as supplements to junior and senior high school texts. The back of each book features a brief summary of important dates, a glossary, and a recommended reading list. Available in both paperback and hardcover editions, these volumes will be welcomed by teachers for classroom use, and will also fill a valuable niche in school and public libraries.
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R G Grant studied history at Oxford University. He then worked as a language teacher in Paris and Lisbon before returning home to become a freelance writer. He is the author of numerous works on modern history. His book, New Perspectives: The Holocaust, was shortlisted for the TES Senior Information Book Award of 1998.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* Reviewed with R. G. Grant's The African-American Slave Trade.
Gr. 6-12. These titles in the Lives in Crisis series, which focus on the U.S., do an excellent job of setting American history within an international context. They avoid vague generalization, and numerous, heartrending eyewitness accounts, set off in colored insets, personalize the politics and bring the reader up close to what it was like for people in days gone by. A brief introduction provides context for each quote, and the excellent sources--ranging from Frederick Douglass to Studs Terkel--are fully documented. The type is small and cramped, but it is broken up with many historical photos and prints that encourage browsing. There is also in-depth historical analysis that raises complex issues about cause and effect as well as present-day parallels sure to stimulate group discussion and personal research. Did Lincoln really care about the abolition of slavery? What lasting effect did the slave trade have on Africa? Both books include a detailed chronology, a glossary, an annotated list of recommended books, and a bibliography. Hazel Rochman
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Book Description Barron's Educational Series, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0764124153
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