eBook The Great Depression and the New Deal: Key Themes and Documents, 1st Edition

  • James S. Olson Sam Houston State University
  • Mariah Gumpert
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  • ISBN-10: 1440834636
  • ISBN-13: 9781440834639
  • DDC: 330.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 295 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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About

Overview

This book supplies a complete quick reference source and study aide on the Great Depression and New Deal in America, covering the key themes, events, people, legislation, economics, and policies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Unlocking American History Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
How to Use This Book.
Key Themes.
Introduction.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
A.
1: Agricultural Adjustment Administration.
2: American Farm Bureau Federation.
3: Arnold, Thurman.
4: Ashwander v. Tennessee Valley Authority (1936).
B.
5: Bankhead Cotton Control Act of 1934.
6: Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenancy Act of 1937.
7: Banking Act of 1935.
8: Banking Crisis.
9: Berle, Adolf.
10: Black Cabinet.
11: Bonus Army.
12: Brains Trust.
13: Bull Market.
14: Business Advisory Council.
15: Business Conferences of 1929.
C.
16: Caldwell, Erskine.
17: Carter v. Carter Coal Company (1936).
18: Chandler Act of 1938.
19: Citizens’ Reconstruction Organization.
20: Civilian Conservation Corps.
21: Civil Works Administration.
22: Cohen, Benjamin.
23: Committee on Economic Security.
24: Commodity Credit Corporation.
25: Corcoran, Thomas.
26: Coughlin, Charles Edward.
27: Court-Packing Scheme.
D.
28: Dewson, Mary.
29: Dos Passos, John.
30: Dust Bowl and California Migration.
E.
31: Eccles, Marriner.
32: Economy Act of 1933.
33: Emergency Railroad Transportation Act of 1933.
34: Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932.
35: Evans, Walker.
36: Export-Import Bank.
F.
37: Fair Employment Practices Committee.
38: Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
39: Farm Credit Administration.
40: Farm Security Administration.
41: Federal Anti-Price Discrimination Act of 1936.
42: Federal Art Project.
43: Federal Crop Insurance Act of 1938.
44: Federal Dance Project.
45: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
46: Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
47: Federal Farm Bankruptcy Act of 1934.
48: Federal Home Loan Bank Act of 1932.
49: Federal Housing Administration.
50: Federal Music Project.
51: Federal Reserve Board.
52: Federal Surplus Relief Corporation.
53: Federal Theatre Project.
54: Federal Works Agency.
55: Federal Writers’ Project.
56: Film.
57: Fireside Chats.
58: First New Deal.
59: First 100 Days.
60: Fischer, Irving.
61: Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.
G.
62: Glass-Steagall Act.
63: Gold Standard.
H.
64: Hawley-Smoot Tariff of 1930.
65: Helvering v. Davis (1937).
66: Henderson, Leon.
67: Hickok, Lorena.
68: Home Owners’ Loan Corporation.
69: Hoover, Herbert Clark.
70: Hoover Moratorium.
71: Hopkins, Harry Lloyd.
72: Howe, Louis.
I.
73: Investment Company Act of 1940.
J.
74: Johnson, Hugh Samuel.
75: Jones, Jesse.
K.
76: Kerr-Smith Tobacco Control Act of 1934.
77: Keynes, John Maynard.
L.
78: Lange, Dorothea.
79: Lemke, William.
80: Lewis, John Llewellyn.
81: The Literary Digest.
82: Long, Huey P.
83: Lorentz, Pare.
M.
84: Morgan, John Pierpont, Jr.
85: Motor Carrier Act of 1935.
86: Municipal Bankruptcy Act of 1934.
N.
87: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
88: National Farmers’ Union.
89: National Housing Act of 1934.
90: National Recovery Administration.
91: National Resources Planning Board.
92: National Youth Administration.
93: New Deal.
O.
94: Organized Labor.
P.
95: Panama Refining Company v. Ryan (1935).
96: Parity.
97: Pecora Committee.
98: Peek, George Nelson.
99: President’s Organization on Unemployment Relief.
100: Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935.
101: Public Works Administration.
R.
102: Radio.
103: Railroad Retirement Board et al. v. Alton Railroad Company et al. (1935).
104: Recession of 1937-1938.
105: Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act of 1934.
106: Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
107: Reno, Milo.
108: Reorganization Act of 1939.
109: Resettlement Administration.
110: Revenue Act of 1932.
111: Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor.
112: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano.
113: Rural Electrification Administration.
S.
114: Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States (1935).
115: Scottsboro Boys.
116: Second New Deal.
117: Securities Act of 1933.
118: Securities and Exchange Commission.
119: Shahn, Benjamin.
120: Shelterbelt Project.
121: Silver Purchase Act of 1934.
122: Simpson, John A..
123: Socialist Party.
124: Social Security Act of 1935.
125: Soil Conservation Act of 1935.
126: Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1936.
127: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
128: Steinbeck, John Ernst.
129: Stock Market Crash.
T.
130: Taylor Grazing Act of 1934.
131: Technocracy.
132: Temporary Emergency Relief Administration.
133: Temporary National Economic Committee.
134: Tennessee Valley Authority.
135: Thomas, Elmer.
136: Townsend, Francis Everett.
137: Transportation Act of 1940.
138: Tugwell, Rexford Guy.
U.
139: Unemployed Leagues.
140: Unemployment.
141: Union Party.
142: United States v. Butler (1936).
V.
143: Vann, Robert Lee.
W.
144: Wagner, Robert Ferdinand.
145: Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933.
146: Wagner-Steagall Housing Act of 1937.
147: Wallace, Henry Agard.
148: Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act of 1936.
149: Warburg, James.
150: Warren, George Frederick.
151: Warren Potato Control Act of 1935.
152: Wealth Tax Act of 1935.
153: Weaver, Robert Clifton.
154: West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937).
155: White, Walter Francis.
156: Williams, Aubrey Willis.
157: Willkie, Wendell Lewis.
158: Winchell, Walter.
159: Woodward, Ellen Sullivan.
160: Works Progress Administration.
Primary Documents.
161: Rugged Individualism Herbert Hoover’s “Principles and Ideals of the United States Government” October 22, 1928.
162: Muscle Shoals Veto Message Herbert Hoover’s Veto of the Muscle Shoals Resolution March 3, 1931.
163: Protest at the Bank of the United States Image of a Bank Run, 1931.
164: The Philosophy of Government Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco September 23, 1932.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James S. Olson

James Olson has been chair of the history department at Sam Houston State University since 1988. Recipient of the university's Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research awards in past years, Dr. Olson last year was named Distinguished Professor, the highest academic rank in the university. He currently teaches courses on the Vietnam War, World War II, and a variety of other topics in twentieth-century American history. Dr. Olson is the author, co-author, or editor of over twenty books, including THE ETHNIC DIMENSION IN U.S. HISTORY; SAVING CAPITALISM: THE RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION AND THE NEW DEAL, 1933-1940; CATHOLIC IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA; WINNING IS THE ONLY THING: SPORTS IN AMERICA SINCE 1945; and WHERE THE DOMINO FELL: AMERICAN AND VIETNAM, 1945 to 1990. His most recent book, JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN, co-authored with Randy Roberts, has attracted major public as well as scholarly attention and recently won the National Book Award of the Popular Culture Association. He is currently finishing a history of breast cancer.