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Progressivism, the Great Depression, and the New Deal

By: Christopher Collier,James Lincoln Collier
Narrated by: Jim Manchester
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History is dramatic - and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young listeners.

Progressivism, the Great Depression, and the New Deal emphasizes economic trends and the role of the government in regard to the economy from the beginning of the twentieth century to America's entry into World War II. The authors discuss the boom of the 1920s, the crash of 1929, the ensuing Depression, and the country's response. Franklin D. Roosevelt's "hundred days" and programs such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA) are examined in detail.

Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes in the Drama of American History series explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes, and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.

©2001 James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier (P)2013 AudioGO, Ltd.

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Short and pithy CAUTIONARY TALE

I liked this very much. It is based purely on facts that correct the rightwing fictional accounts of the depression. It was a tough time and this discusses it frankly, without embellishment. We should all know more about this era in order to avoid letting it happen again.
One of the key points is that income inequality was a major cause of the depression. The average person did not have enough money to BUY things. Without sales, companies could not repay their loans and had to lay people off. That scenario snowballed into a nationwide, and worldwide, disaster.
Today, we have even more inequality (i.e. more income concentration among the 1%) than we did back then.
We ignore accurate history at our peril.



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