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Hope Restored: How the New Deal Worked in Town and Country

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review
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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Jul 07, 2015 Jim rated it 3 of 5 stars
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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
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