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Hope Restored: How the New Deal Worked in Town and Country
Fourteen writings by historians that show how, even though the New Deal's initiatives did not always work, FDR's program was a psychological and political success because it restored hope to a nation battered by the Great Depression. Mr. Sternsher's focus is not on Washington, D.C., but on what was happening at the local level across a vast and diverse nation.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 24th 1999 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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A little self promotion here. Although I didn't know it had been included until well after this book was published, my tiny contribution to history of the Great Depression was “Stitching and Striking: WPA Sewing Rooms and the 1937 Relief Strike in Hillsborough County.” Not a bad job, if I say so myself, written on the side while working on my master's thesis, and what I thought would propel me to a career in academia. Well, fate had other plans. But it is the period of history I love the most, a ...more
Bernard Sternsher was an historian specializing in the era of the Great Depression and the New Deal. A graduate of the University of Alabama, he received his masters and doctorate degrees from Boston University, Over the course of his career, he taught at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Seton Hall University, and Rutgers University ...moreMore about Bernard Sternsher...