Defining Documents in American History: The 1930s (1930-1939)

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1 Volume
400 Pages
40 Essays
40 Primary Source Documents
40 Readers’ Guides
Photos, Maps & Time Line
General Bibliography & Subject Index

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Defining Documents

The following titles make up the entire Defining Documents series:

Exploration and Colonial America (1492-1755)

The American Revolution (1754-1805)

Manifest Destiny & the New Nation (1803-1859)
The American West (1836-1900)
Civil War  (1860-1896)
Reconstruction & Development of the Industrial United States  (1865-1880)
The Emergence of Modern America (1868-1918)
World War I (1914-1920)
The 20s (1920-1929)
The 30s (1930-1939)
World War II (1936-1946)
Post-War 1940s (1945-1949)

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" It provides a thoughtful reflection of America during
a decade that laid the foundation for much of what
was to follow in the Second World War and beyond. "
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Defining Documents in American History:
The 1930s, 1930-1939
Defining Documents offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans.

This important resource provides readers with many new ways to explore the 1930s in American history, as the country was immersed in the Great Depression. The text provides in-depth analysis of forty primary source documents to deliver a thorough examination of this important time in American history.

Defining Documents in American History: The 1930s offers in-depth critical analysis of 40 primary source documents. Articles begin by introducing readers to the historical context, followed by a description of the author’s life and circumstances in which the document was written. A document analysis, written by professional writers and historians, guides readers in understanding key elements of language, rhetoric, and social and political meaning that define the significance of the author and document in American history.

Defining Documents in American History: The 1930s provides detailed analysis of a wide array of subjects important to the study of this pivotal time period in American history, including:

The Great Depression
New Deal Programs
Economic Downturn & Bank Failures
Dust Bowl Conditions
The Repeal of Prohibition

This collection will introduce students and educators to a diverse range of genres, including journals, letters, speeches, government legislation, and court opinions. Documents represent the diversity of ideas and contexts that define social, political and cultural subjects throughout American history.