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The USA, 1917-1941 : Cambridge History Programme - Ian Campbell

The USA, 1917-1941

Cambridge History Programme

Paperback Published: 4th May 1998
ISBN: 9780521568647
Number Of Pages: 68
For Ages: 14 - 16 years old

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This book provides a thorough survey of American political, social and economic history during the interwar years. Topics include the economic boom years and their impact on rich and poor, the social history of the Roaring Twenties including the role of women and prohibition, the Wall Street Crash and the Depression, Roosevelt and the New Deal and the buildup to World War Two. The book, which is enquiry-based, is structured around key investigations, background briefings and reviews of the topics covered. Using a wide range of sources and vivid pictorial evidence that help bring the era to life, the author has produced a text that will be both manageable in extent and motivating to a wide range of students.

America in 1917
The American success story
Poverty in America
The plight of the American farmers
Review: America's economic success
Old and new in America
Racial intolerance
Religious intolerance
The Red Scare
Prohibition and the gangsters
The role of women
Review: America in the 1920s
Causes and consequences of the Wall Street Crash
Boom turns to bust
The Great Depression
The 1932 presidential election
Review: The collapse of the American economy
The principles behind the New Deal
The New Deal 1932-3
The New Deal and the farmers
The New Deal 1934-40
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - the individual
An assessment of the New Deal
America and the Second World War
Review: the New Deal in action
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ISBN: 9780521568647
ISBN-10: 0521568641
Series: Cambridge History Programme
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 14 - 16 years old
For Grades: 9 - 11
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 68
Published: 4th May 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.66 x 22.05  x 0.51
Weight (kg): 0.22

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