Historical Dictionary of the New Deal: From Inauguration to Preparation for War

 
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Historical Dictionary of the New Deal: From Inauguration to Preparation for War

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?This useful reference work consists of approximately 700 alphabetically arranged entries on people, laws, agencies, court decisions, political groups, and related topics involving the New Deal era, 1933-40. More than two-thirds of the sketches were written by the editor ... the remainder were contributed by equally qualified scholars. About one-half of the entries are biographical and, like the other entries, vary in length from a single paragraph to several pages, according to the relevance and importance of the subject. Coverage is so thorough that some entries appear to bear only a peripheral relationship to the New Deal.... Sketches are objective, concise, and based on sound scholarship. Each contains at least one bibliographic reference--if only a New York Times obituary notice. Cross-references are indicated by the use of asterisks within the articles. There are several valuable appendixes: a chronology of the period, an extensive bibliography of books and periodical articles arranged by subject, a list of important agencies and their key personnel, and a table of New Deal acronyms. This volume will be useful an all types of libraries from high school up where material on this historical period is needed.?-Reference Books Bulletin

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