The New Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1932-1945

Dexter Perkins

The New Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1932-1945
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Dexter Perkins

204 pages | © 1957
Paper $22.50 ISBN: 9780226658728 Published August 1957
Sweeping into power in the grim depression days of 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation along a road of economic experiment that changed the course of America's political and social thinking. His first "Hundred Days" were a swift transformation into the new age of social security, FDIC, and a host of other reforms.

Scarcely had the New Deal become a part of American life, however, when World War II broke out, and America became a global power leading the Allies to victory, began development of the atomic bomb, and laid plans for the United Nations organization.

In the opinion of many historians, F.D.R.'s thirteen years are the most important era in twentieth-century American history. Now Dexter Perkins takes an objective look at Roosevelt and his times—the great depression, the great social experiment, the great war—and presents a balanced evaluation of America from the Blue Eagle days of NRA to the shocking April afternoon of Roosevelt's death.

"A fair-minded, clear, and brief guide to that complex man and even more complex era."—Frank Freidel, Christian Science Monitor
Contents
Prologue
I. The Two Phases of the Early New Deal
II. The New Deal, the Courts, and the People
III. The New Deal Weakens
IV. The Good Neighbor and the Reluctant World Power
V. The Deepening Crisis
VI. The Home Front
VII. Arms and Diplomacy
Important Dates
Suggested Reading
Index
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