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The Resource America in the thirties, John Olszowka, Marnie M. Sullivan, Brian R. Sheridan, Dennis Hickey ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene

America in the thirties, John Olszowka, Marnie M. Sullivan, Brian R. Sheridan, Dennis Hickey ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene

Label
America in the thirties
Title
America in the thirties
Statement of responsibility
John Olszowka, Marnie M. Sullivan, Brian R. Sheridan, Dennis Hickey ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the newest addition to the <i>America in the Twentieth Century</i> series, this book explores the complexity of America in what is considered its darkest era of the century. The decade stood in stark contrast to the carefree, happy-go-lucky days of the Roaring Twenties when prosperity appeared endless. The Stock Market Crash in October 1929 and the economic collapse it unleashed threatened the very foundations of America{u2019}s economic, political, and social institutions. The ecological disaster produced by the Dust Bowl ravaging the Great Plains only added to the suffering and misery. Yet the decade was not just one mired in complete disorder. The 1930s were also a vibrant period of innovation, transformation, and in some cases, even optimism. Politics, beginning with Herbert Hoover and continuing with Franklin Roosevelt, underwent a fundamental transformation, ushering in an activist state and firmly establishing the idea that through prudent federal policies, it was not only possible to orchestrate an economic recovery but also to prevent future economic downturns.</p><p> Workers, African Americans, ethnic Americans, and women responded to the era{u2019}s challenges through their newfound political voice in Roosevelt{u2019}s New Deal and through the institutions and communities they created to alleviate their suffering. Culturally, the 1930s also proved to be a boon to America, ushering in the Golden Age of Hollywood as millions of Americans looked to movies as a momentary refuge from their daily plight. For all the hardship and despair of the 1930s, there was also a vitality that defined the decade--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olszowka, John
Dewey number
909.82/3
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.O54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America in the twentieth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Nineteen thirties
Label
America in the thirties, John Olszowka, Marnie M. Sullivan, Brian R. Sheridan, Dennis Hickey ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The coming of the Great Depression -- The rise of Franklin Roosevelt -- The environment and science -- African Americans -- The Second New Deal, 1933-1940 -- Workers and the labor movement -- Gender -- Media -- Isolationism interrupted
Control code
878299521
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 296 pages
Isbn
9780815633785
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)878299521
Label
America in the thirties, John Olszowka, Marnie M. Sullivan, Brian R. Sheridan, Dennis Hickey ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The coming of the Great Depression -- The rise of Franklin Roosevelt -- The environment and science -- African Americans -- The Second New Deal, 1933-1940 -- Workers and the labor movement -- Gender -- Media -- Isolationism interrupted
Control code
878299521
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 296 pages
Isbn
9780815633785
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)878299521

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