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The hungry years : a narrative history of the Great Depression in America, T.H. Watkins

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The hungry years : a narrative history of the Great Depression in America
Title
The hungry years
Title remainder
a narrative history of the Great Depression in America
Statement of responsibility
T.H. Watkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was the worst of times and the best of times. It was an era of unprecedented crisis and a time of unprecedented courage. Now, in a single, comprehensive volume, The Hungry Years tells the story of the Great Depression through the eyes of the people who lived through it. Less concerned with the power brokers in Washington than with the daily struggles of ordinary people at the grassroots level across America, it draws on little-known oral histories, memoirs, local press, and scholarly monographs to capture the voices of men and women in a time of extreme crisis. The result is a richly detailed narrative that traces the stages of the disaster chronologically without losing touch with the personal wounds it inflicted or the ways in which people responded. Book jacket. Also includes information on bank failures, blacks, California, Civil Works Administration (CWA), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), relief measures, drought, Dust Bowl, dust storms, farm foreclosures, farmers, Great Plains, the land, lynching, Mexican Americans (Chicanos), migrant life in California, migrations, National Industrial Recovery Act, National Recovery Administration, New Deal, plantation system, poverty, relief, Resettlement Administration, sharecroppers, the South, strikes, tenant farmers, unemployment, unionism, violence, wages, women, Works Progress Administration (WPA), etc
Summary
Recounts the life of the longest-serving U.S. Interior Secretary, chronicling his role in the New Deal
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, 1991.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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154349
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.91/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.W35 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
A Marian Wood book
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and times of Harold L. Ickes, 1874-1952
Label
The hungry years : a narrative history of the Great Depression in America, T.H. Watkins
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Publication
Note
"A Marian Wood book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [523]-555) and index
Contents
Prelude: Careening Down Main Street, 1929 -- Part I IN THE CRUCIBLE -- 1. Boundaries of Havoc -- 2. The Graveyard of Hope -- 3. The Dance of Self-Reliance -- 4. "The Long Slow-Match of Destiny" -- 5. Making Ashes of Loyalty -- Part II HOLDING UP THE WALLS -- 6. The Present Instrument of Their Wishes -- 7. A Scuffling Pageant of Relief -- 8. The Scream of the Eagle -- 9. "The President Wants You to Organize!" -- 10. Freedom's Fire -- 11. The Machinery of Pride -- 12. Another Form of Hunger -- 13. The Lions of Labor -- Part III THE POLUGHLAND CURVE -- 14. Revolt in the Heartland -- 15. Further Down the Country -- 16. Huelga! -- 17. An Evil in the Season -- 18. A Perfect Laboratory -- Postlude: Dismantling the Dream, 1939
Control code
1186528
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 587 p.
Isbn
9780805016758
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99010391
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40631706
  • (OCoLC)40631706
Label
The hungry years : a narrative history of the Great Depression in America, T.H. Watkins
Link
Publication
Note
"A Marian Wood book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [523]-555) and index
Contents
Prelude: Careening Down Main Street, 1929 -- Part I IN THE CRUCIBLE -- 1. Boundaries of Havoc -- 2. The Graveyard of Hope -- 3. The Dance of Self-Reliance -- 4. "The Long Slow-Match of Destiny" -- 5. Making Ashes of Loyalty -- Part II HOLDING UP THE WALLS -- 6. The Present Instrument of Their Wishes -- 7. A Scuffling Pageant of Relief -- 8. The Scream of the Eagle -- 9. "The President Wants You to Organize!" -- 10. Freedom's Fire -- 11. The Machinery of Pride -- 12. Another Form of Hunger -- 13. The Lions of Labor -- Part III THE POLUGHLAND CURVE -- 14. Revolt in the Heartland -- 15. Further Down the Country -- 16. Huelga! -- 17. An Evil in the Season -- 18. A Perfect Laboratory -- Postlude: Dismantling the Dream, 1939
Control code
1186528
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 587 p.
Isbn
9780805016758
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99010391
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40631706
  • (OCoLC)40631706

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