The New Deal: America's Response to the Great Depression
April 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Introduction: The New Deal in Historical Perspective.
1. From New Era Prosperity to a World in Depression.
2. The Politics of the Great Depression.
3. Why the Old Deal Failed.
4. America Impoverished.
5. Out of Disorder, A New Deal.
6. A New Deal in One Hundred Days.
7. The Problem of Recovery.
8. Reconstructing Capitalism.
9. Democratic Reforms.
10. The End of the New Deal.
Epilogue: The New Deal's Legacy.
Appendix: A Partial Chronology of Civil Unrest and Financial Panic, The Winter of 1932-33.
- Concise and accessible introduction to the New Deal and its consequences
- Shows the impact of the New Deal after the social disorder of Great Depression
- Places the New Deal in the context of the fascism and militarism of the period
- Contains a detailed and comprehensive chronology of events.
"Edsforth has done an admirable job of attempting to maintian a balanced appraoch." The Historian
"From this brilliant description of the New Deal’s response to the Great Depression and its transforming commitment to social justice and economic security for all Americans, one understands why Franklin Roosevelt is ‘the man of the century’." -- William J. vanden Heuvel, President, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
"This lucid and insightful narrative brings us back to some essential truths that need to be retold about the human tragedy of the 1930s, the greatness of Franklin Roosevelt, and the achievements of his New Deal." – Michael E. Parrish, Professor of History, University of California, San Diego