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The Resource A commonwealth of hope : the New Deal response to crisis, Alan Lawson

A commonwealth of hope : the New Deal response to crisis, Alan Lawson

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A commonwealth of hope : the New Deal response to crisis
Title
A commonwealth of hope
Title remainder
the New Deal response to crisis
Statement of responsibility
Alan Lawson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Did the New Deal represent the true American way or was it an aberration that would last only until the old order could reassert itself? This original and thoughtful study tells the story of the New Deal, explains its origins, and assesses its legacy. Alan Lawson explores how the circumstances of the Great Depression and the distinctive leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt combined to bring about unprecedented economic and policy reform. Challenging conventional wisdom, he argues that the New Deal was not an improvised response to an unexpected crisis, but the realization of a unique opportunity to put into practice Roosevelt's long-developed progressive thought. Lawson focuses on where the impetus and plans for the New Deal originated, how Roosevelt and those closest to him sought to fashion a cooperative commonwealth, and what happened when the impulse for collective unity was thwarted. He describes the impact of the Great Depression on the prevailing system and traces the fortunes of several major social sectors as the drive to create a cohesive plan for reconstruction unfolded. He continues the story of these main sectors through the last half of the 1930s and traces their legacy down to the present as crucial challenges to the New Deal have arisen. Drawing from a wide variety of scholarly texts, records of the Roosevelt administration, Depression-era newspapers and periodicals, and biographies and reflections of the New Dealers, Lawson offers a comprehensive conceptual base for a crucial aspect of American history"--Publisher description
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DLC
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1934-
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Lawson, R. Alan
Dewey number
973.917
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.L365 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American moment
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  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A commonwealth of hope : the New Deal response to crisis, Alan Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude : the fall of the American system -- The shaping of Franklin Roosevelt -- Landslide -- The struggle for financial stability -- The recovery of industry -- Saving the farms -- Launching the welfare state -- Revival of the spirit -- Renewing the New Deal lease -- The judicial revolution -- A rendezvous with destiny -- The common man at the end of the decade -- The international climax -- Epilogue : another cycle?
Control code
62127737
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780801884078
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005029020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A commonwealth of hope : the New Deal response to crisis, Alan Lawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude : the fall of the American system -- The shaping of Franklin Roosevelt -- Landslide -- The struggle for financial stability -- The recovery of industry -- Saving the farms -- Launching the welfare state -- Revival of the spirit -- Renewing the New Deal lease -- The judicial revolution -- A rendezvous with destiny -- The common man at the end of the decade -- The international climax -- Epilogue : another cycle?
Control code
62127737
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780801884078
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005029020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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