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              Books by Robert S. McElvaine

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              The Great Depression
               

              The Great Depression (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McElvaine, Robert S.

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              Depicts a period when widespread poverty, hunger, and misery were assuaged by innovative public programs and the arts.

              ISBN 9780812923278
              Released NZ 15 Mar 1994
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Depression and New Deal
               

              The Depression and New Deal (Paperback, Annotated edition)

              By McElvaine, Robert S.

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              The Depression and New Deal is a collection of primary sources documenting American life during the longest and deepest economic collapse in American history. From the prosperity and rampant consumerism of the 1920s, the book moves forward to cover the double shock of the stock m...arket crash and dust bowl and then on to the recovery efforts of Roosevelt's New Deal. Some of the most revealing testaments to the times-including songs by Woody Guthrie, articles from sources as diverse as Fortune magazine and the communist periodical New Masses, murals and posters sponsored by the Works Progress Administration, excerpts from literary classics such as The Grapes of Wrath and selections from Eleanor Roosevelt's My Day column-have been assembled to provide a well-rounded portrait of the age. The battle among conflicting political and economic forces is brought to life with political cartoons, Roosevelt's Forgotten Man radio address and first inaugural address, Supreme Court decisions, newspaper editorials, text from the National Labor Relations Act, and many other documents. Some of the most compelling elements of this history record the impact of the depression on ordinary people. The experiences of Americans of both sexes, all ages, and various racial and ethnic groups are explored through documents such as Farm Security Administration photographs, interviews, letters to the Roosevelts, and the memoirs of a southern white girl. A special section of Hollywood film stills demonstrates how the changing values of the nation were reflected in popular culture. Renowned historian Robert McElvaine provides expert commentary linking the documents into a fascinating and seamless narrative. Textbooks may interpret history, but the books in the Pages from History series are history. Each title, compiled and edited by a prominent historian, is a collection of primary sources relating to a particular topic of historical significance. Documentary evidence including news articles, governm
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              ISBN 9780195166361
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2003
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Pages from History
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              Franklin Delano Roosevelt
               

              Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Hardback, Revised edition)

              By McElvaine, Robert S.

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              Each volume in this series is organized around an individual presidency and gathers of biographical, analytical and primary source historical material that will analyze the presidency and bring the president, his administration and his times to life. This volume focuses on Frankl...in Roosevelt.
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              ISBN 9781568027029
              Released NZ 20 Sep 2002
              Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series American Pres Reference Series
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              Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man
               

              Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 25th Revised edition)

              Edited by McElvaine, Robert S.

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              A collection of letters by the men, women, and children who suffered through the Great Depression. It shows the problems, thoughts, and emotions of ordinary people during this time.

              ISBN 9780807858912
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2008
              Publisher The University of North Caroli
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State
                

              Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Introduction by McElvaine, Robert S.; Compiled by Works, Progress Administration

              • RRP: $109.99
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              Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State, was part of a nationwide series of guides in the 1930s that created work during the Depression for artists, writers, teachers, librarians, and other professionals. This classic book is a lively collaborative project that covers a ...distinct era in Mississippi from the hills to the Delta to the Gulf Coast. Even today this guide is an engaging look at the Magnolia State and includes driving tours featuring many of the state's treasures. Along these old roads, the heart of Mississippi comes to life. The guide explores Deep South folkways, frontier hamlets, vanishing homesteads, burgeoning communities, and the local points of pride. In a way that perhaps may never be duplicated, these authors capture state heritage, portray the trying economic systems and challenges Mississippi faced, and hint of a revolution in roadways and in mobility for its citizens. An introduction by Robert S. McElvaine places this historic volume in a modern context.
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              ISBN 9781604732924
              Released NZ 30 Jul 2009
              Publisher University Press of Mississipp
              Interest Age General Audience
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