Defining Documents in American History: The 1930's (1930-1939), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619254964
  • ISBN-13: 9781619254961
  • DDC: 973.9123
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 339 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This new addition to the Defining Documents series profiles the first decade of the 20th century in America through careful, close analysis of historic documents from the era. Over forty primary source documents are studied, delivering a thorough examination of this crucial period in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Half Title Page.
Setting Up the New Deal.
1: President Roosevelt: Fireside Chat on “The Forgotten Man”.
2: FDR on Government's Role in the Economy.
3: Herbert Hoover Speaks Against the New Deal.
4: Letter From Herbert Hoover to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
5: President Roosevelt: Fireside Chat Outlining the New Deal.
6: John Maynard Keynes: An Open Letter to President Roosevelt.
7: Letter-Report Concerning the Tennessee Valley.
8: FDR on Social Security.
9: Speech Against the President's “Court Packing” Plan.
10: President Roosevelt: Fireside Chat on the Current Recession.
11: The Hatch Act.
Unemployment and Relief.
12: Bumming in California.
13: United We Eat—The Phenomenon of Unemployed Leagues.
14: Letter from a Dust Bowl Survivor.
15: Letter Regarding Assistance to the Poor.
16: Memories of the Flint Sit-Down Strike.
17: It's a Great Life in the CCC.
18: I'd Rather Not Be on Relief.
19: What REA Service Means to Our Farm Home.
20: My Hopes for the CCC.
Women, Minorities, and Youth.
21: Women on the Breadlines.
22: Eleanor Roosevelt: What Ten Million Women Want.
23: Eleanor Roosevelt on Women and the Vote.
24: The Repatriation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans.
25: The Hurricane of 1932 in Puerto Rico.
26: A New Deal for American Indians.
27: Indians at Work.
28: A Negro in the CCC.
29: Letter Regarding the Needs of Puerto Ricans in New York.
30: Plea from a Scottsboro Boy.
31: Dear Mrs. Roosevelt.
32: Our Jobless Youth: A Warning.
33: What Does American Democracy Mean to Me?.
The Bonus Army.
34: Herbert Hoover to Reed Smoot Regarding the Bonus Loan Bill.
35: Attack on the Bonus Army.
36: Veterans March to Washington.
Foreign Policy.
37: Henry Stimson to Senator Borah Regarding the Nine-Power Treaty.
38: Criticism of the Neutrality Act.
39: Neutrality Act of 1935.
40: Defense of the Neutrality Act.
41: Address Delivered by the Secretary of State.
42: Winston Churchill: “The Lights Are Going Out” in Europe.
43: Winston Churchill: A Hush Over Europe.
44: Charles Lindbergh: Neutrality and War.
Culture, Crime, and More.
45: The National Anthem Established: The Star-Spangled Banner.
46: What I Knew About John Dillinger.
47: The Hindenburg Disaster.
48: From the Federal Writers' Project: Cape Cod Pilot.
49: On The War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast.
50: Lou Gehrig: Farewell to Baseball.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.