Access to History: Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal: The USA 1890-1954 4th Ed

Access to History: Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal: The USA 1890-1954 4th Ed

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Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal: The USA 1890-1954
This title provides accessible and complete coverage of this period, from the presidential situation in 1890 and the reasons for entering the First World War, to the policies of the New Deal and the impacts of the Second World War. It charts the changing optimism of the time, from the apparent economic stability of the 1920s, the devastation of the Depression, to the optimism under Roosevelt's presidency.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 16mm | 480g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0340965886
  • 9780340965887
  • 161,495

Table of contents

: Chapter 1 - A Changing Nation

: Introduction
: Historical Background
: The Political System
: The USA 1890-1920
: The Growth of Big Business and its Impact on the USA
: New Immigration
: The Populist Movement and Political Protest
: Growth of Empire
: Progressivism and the Progressive Presidents
: US Entry into the First World War
: Study Guide

: Chapter 2 - Problems and Tensions in the USA 1917-28

: A Changing Society
: The Presidency of Warren Harding
: Tensions in Society
: Religion and Morality
: The Old Versus the New
: Study Guide

: Chapter 3 - Prosperity?

: The Presidency of Calvin Coolidge
: The Boom Years
: Reasons for Prosperity
: Problems in the Economy
: The Strength of the Economy
: Study Guide

: Chapter 4 - The Collapse of the Wall Street Stock Market, October 1929

: The Wall Street Crash
: Causes of the Wall Street Crash
: Effects of the Wall Street Crash
: Study Guide

: Chapter 5 - President Hoover and the Great Depression

: Introduction
: Herbert Hoover: His Background and Beliefs
: The USA During the Great Depression
: Why the Depression Lasted So Long
: Federal Government Policies
: The 1932 Presidential Election
: President Hoover: an Epitaph
: The Key Debate
: Study Guide

: Chapter 6 - Roosevelt and the First New Deal 1933-4

: Beginnings of Roosevelt's Presidency
: The First 100 Days and the First New Deal
: Alternatives to the New Deal
: The Character of the First New Deal
: Study Guide

: Chapter 7 - Roosevelt and the Later New Deals 1935-9

: Introduction
: The Second New Deal
: The 1936 Presidential Election
: Problems in the Second Term
: The Later New Deal
: The End of the New Deal
: Study Guide

: Chapter 8 - American Foreign Policy 1920-41

: Introduction
: US Foreign Policy in the 1920s
: Roosevelt's Foreign Policies 1933-9
: US Response to the European War
: Road to Pearl Harbour
: US Foreign Policy: An Overview
: Study Guide

: Chapter 9 - The New Deal in Retrospect

: Introduction
: Relief, Recovery and Reform
: Race and Gender
: Impact of the Second World War on the USA
: Political Legacy of the New Deal
: The Key Debate
: Conclusion
: Study Guide

: Chapter 10 - The USA and the Fear of Communism

: Introduction
: Postwar Prosperity
: Foreign Policy 1945-54
: Domestic Responses to Communism
: Conclusion
: Study Guide

: Glossary
: Index
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About Peter Clements

Peter Clement is a retired Head of Humanities with an M Phil in Educational Research and MAs in American Studies and Education. He is an experienced examiner at 'A' level and GCSE. He has written titles in the Access to History, History + for Edexcel A Level and My Revision Notes series.
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