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.The stock market crash did not acausea the Depression in the strict sense of the word, but at the time many people strongly sensed that the impressive run-up and subsequent collapse in stock prices somehow played a key role in bringinganbsp;...
|Title||:||A Concise History of the New Deal|
|Author||:||Jason Scott Smith|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2014-05-29|