Depression Years, 1933-40
Author: A.J. Badger
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This is a study of recent case studies of the New Deal which assesses the impact of the depression and New Deal programmes on businessmen, industrial workers and the unemployed. It explains the political and ideological constraints which limited the changes wrought by the New Deal.
The Left-Liberal Tradition in America
Author: Doug Rossinow
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Liberals and leftists in the United States have not always been estranged from one another as they are today. Historian Doug Rossinow examines how the cooperation and the creative tension between left-wing radicals and liberal reformers advanced many of the most important political values of the twentieth century, including free speech, freedom of conscience, and racial equality. Visions of Progress chronicles the broad alliances of radical and liberal figures who were driven by a particular concept of social progress—a transformative vision in which the country would become not simply wealthier or a bit fairer but fundamentally more democratic, just, and united. Believers in this vision—from the settlement-house pioneer Jane Addams and the civil rights leader W. E. B. Du Bois in the 1890s and after, to the founders of the ACLU in the 1920s, to Minnesota Governor Floyd Olson and assorted labor-union radicals in the 1930s, to New Dealer Henry Wallace in the 1940s—belonged to a left-liberal tradition in America. They helped push political leaders, including Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman, toward reforms that made the goals of opportunity and security real for ever more Americans. Yet, during the Cold War era of the 1950s and '60s, leftists and liberals came to view one another as enemies, and their influential alliance all but vanished. Visions of Progress revisits the period between the 1880s and the 1940s, when reformers and radicals worked together along a middle path between the revolutionary left and establishment liberalism. Rossinow takes the story up to the present, showing how the progressive connection was lost and explaining the consequences that followed. This book introduces today's progressives to their historical predecessors, while offering an ambitious reinterpretation of issues in American political history.
Disziplinierungsdiskurse und Ideologie im Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942
Author: Olaf Stieglitz
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Das Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) galt und gilt als eine der erfolgreichsten Organisationen des amerikanischen New Deal der 1930er Jahre. Als ein "Arbeitsdienst" fuer junge benachteiligte M�nner widmete es sich der Bek�mpfung von Jugendarbeitslosigkeit sowie der Verbesserung des Naturschutzes. Mit dieser Monographie wird erstmals eine umfassende Sozialgeschichte des CCC vorgelegt, welche die Perspektive der verantwortlichen Leiter in Washington mit einer Innenansicht der Camps des Corps und ihrer einfachen Rekruten verbindet. Dazu werden fuenf Schluesselbegriffe einer eingehenden Betrachtung unterzogen: Disziplin, Bildung, Arbeit, M�nnlichkeit und Staatsbuergerschaft. Dergestalt wird die Frage er�rtert, welche Normierungstechniken notwendig mit den scheinbaren Erfolgen des CCC verbunden waren. Methodisch verortet sich das Buch innerhalb der Debatte um eine "Sozialgeschichte in kulturgeschichtlicher Erweiterung". "Derived mainly from linguistic analysis of official ccc sources, 100 Percent American Boys provides insight into the thinking of men attempting to pass their values across class and generation lines. It broaches, but does not resolve, the important question of how their ideology was received by the young enrollees." The Journal of American History "Die vorliegende Arbeit ist ueberzeugend gestaltet, fundiert analysiert und konzis argumentiert. Die Darstellung basiert auf ueberzeugenden theoretischen �berlegungen und einer breiten Quellenbasis. [�] mit gro�em Gewinn zu lesen." Amerikastudien .
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.
Author: Paul Finkelman,Peter Wallenstein
Publisher: Cq Pr
The Encyclopedia of American Political History is the perfect single-volume source for students, researchers, and scholars at all levels seeking an accessible, easy-to-navigate reference on the forces that have shaped--and continue to shape--American history. Particularly helpful to anyone hoping to understand the evolution and intricacies of the modern American political process, this key reference identifies the most significant personalities, trends, campaigns and elections, protests, and rebellions, laws, statutes, and policies in American political history.
Major Events in Labor History and Their Impact
Author: Neil Schlager
Publisher: Saint James Press
Category: Labor movement
Confidential fact sheet describing the book: the 'St. James encyclopedia of labor history worldwide' is designed to fill the gap that exists for a scholarly, encyclopedic treatment of the labor movement. This 2-volume set offers in-depth coverage and analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last two hundred years. With articles written by scholars in the field of labor history this work focuses on the relationship of these events to the labor movement as a whole and to societal change and development worldwide. This encyclopedia will be extremely useful to college students in history, political science, and American studies courses, as well as high school students researching history and interested public library patrons.
America's Conversation with FDR
Author: Lawrence W. Levine,Cornelia R. Levine
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Presents a collection of letters written by Americans in response to Franklin Roosevelt's "Fireside Chats."
Author: Alton Hornsby
Presents a century of turning points in African-American history and political and cultural development from the age of Booker T. Washington to the election of Senator Carol Moseley Braun.
Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Category: Best books
Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.
Significant Events and People from 1619 to the Present
Author: Alton Hornsby
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Category: African Americans
Focuses on the events and the people who have shaped the history of African Americans from the year 1619 to the present.
Author: Eric H. Boehm
Category: United States
Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.