THE HISTORY OF THE NEW EAL by Basil h

THE HISTORY OF THE NEW EAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With strict historical objectivity, this is an account of the evolution of the policies of the Roosevelt administration from 1933 to 1938. There is no interpretation, no bias to slant the record of successes or occasional defeats of the New Deal in its first era of recovery, its second of reform. 1932, the depression, which made unemployment the first big problem to be solved; the bank crisis and control thereof; the agricultural relief measures; the RA and the AAA; the false recovery which required the devaluation of the dollar as the last shot in the arm to a sick economy. The foreign policy of that first era which was not to vary greatly in the second,- the retreat from imperialism and stress on collective security. 1935 -- the new phase -- which brought in the A, th NIA, the Wealth Tax Act, the fight against the Supreme Court and the attempt to reform the judiciary, the wages and hours bill, Social Security and the agher Ats. And, if by indirection, tribute to the great social and economic reforms accomplished by a man of vision. A good piece of work.

Publisher: Creative Age