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The Resource The presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George McJimsey

The presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George McJimsey

Label
The presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Title
The presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Statement of responsibility
George McJimsey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A synthesis of the best modern scholarship on the Roosevelt administration, McJimsey's study portrays Roosevelt as a pluralist leader whose various New Deal programs empowered the American people to combat America's Great Depression at the grass roots by participating in programs for agriculture, industry, labor, the unemployed, and "underdeveloped" regions. McJimsey pays particular attention to the political environment in which Roosevelt's presidency functioned and how it both created opportunities and limited his choices. Roosevelt, he shows, was often unable to avoid pluralism's pitfalls, as he found he had to work through corrupt city bosses, patronage-hungry congressmen, and profit-driven businessmen. Because he could not create a government that could predictably achieve his vision, observes McJimsey, he was repeatedly forced to maneuver and manipulate to hold onto the reins of power." "A separate chapter on Eleanor Roosevelt describes her emergence as a public figure and her advocacy of social causes, exploring how she acted to issues that Franklin hesitated to address. In addition, the book expands on previous treatments of FDR by analyzing important policy issues involving and affecting women and Native Americans. It also sheds new light on the policy changes of 1935 and 1937, the roles of FDR's close associates, and the ultimate impact of his actions on democracy." "Concise and refreshingly balanced, The Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt portrays FDR as an unexpected proponent of decentralization, whose achievements were mixed. The book contributes significantly to ongoing assessments of his presidential record while it renews our appreciation of his courage and vision."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McJimsey, George T
Dewey number
973.917/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.M46 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American presidency series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • United States
Label
The presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George McJimsey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-325) 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
  • From isolation to war
  • From unity to preeminence
  • Wartime fruits of pluralism
  • Ambiguous victories
  • Franklin Roosevelt in the spotlight
  • Hundred days
  • Strategies for economic recovery
  • Strategies for social recovery
  • Resources for recovery
  • Roosevelt's political base
  • Eleanor Roosevelt and a New Deal for women
  • New Deal reaches its limits
Control code
42786217
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780700610129
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99055956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George McJimsey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-325) 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
  • From isolation to war
  • From unity to preeminence
  • Wartime fruits of pluralism
  • Ambiguous victories
  • Franklin Roosevelt in the spotlight
  • Hundred days
  • Strategies for economic recovery
  • Strategies for social recovery
  • Resources for recovery
  • Roosevelt's political base
  • Eleanor Roosevelt and a New Deal for women
  • New Deal reaches its limits
Control code
42786217
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780700610129
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99055956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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