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A Concise History of the New Deal - (Cambridge Essential Histories (Paperback)) by Jason Scott Smith

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Number of Pages: 226

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: United States

Series Title: Cambridge Essential Histories (Paperback)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: 20th Century

Author: Jason Scott Smith

Language: English

TCIN: 79264995
UPC: 9780521700788
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-9261


During the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal carried out a program of dramatic reform to counter the unprecedented failures of the market economy exposed by the Great Depression. Contrary to the views of today's conservative critics, this book argues that New Dealers were not "anticapitalist" in the ways in which they approached the problems confronting society. Rather, they were reformers who were deeply interested in fixing the problems of capitalism, if at times unsure of the best tools to use for the job. In undertaking their reforms, the New Dealers profoundly changed the United States in ways that still resonate today. Lively and engaging, this narrative history focuses on the impact of political and economic change on social and cultural relations.
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