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Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man
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Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man (Paperback)

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This is a new edition of a classic book for a new generation.""Down and Out in the Great Depression"" is a moving, revealing collection of letters by the forgotten men, women, and children who suffered through one of the greatest periods of hardship in American history. Mainly because of his radio talks, thousands felt they knew President Franklin Roosevelt personally and could confide in him about their troubles. Sifting through some 15,000 letters from government and private sources, Robert McElvaine has culled nearly 200 examples that best show the problems, thoughts, and emotions of ordinary people during this time. For this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, McElvaine provides a new foreword recounting the history of the book, its impact on the historiography of the Depression, and its continued importance today.

BiographyDiaries, letters & journalsHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Publication Date: 15/02/2008 ISBN-13: 9780807858912  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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ROBERT S. McELVAINE is Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts and Letters and professor of history at Millsaps College.

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