New preliminary exam prep strategy: I tell you what I’m reading, you ask me questions for which I should have answers. I’m hoping these will be conceptual/metanarrative/analytical questions, rather than factual (you can find Wikipedia as easiliy as I can…). Stuff like “Explain the rise and fall of the New Deal coalition.” You get the idea. I’ll post the subject/readings on Monday; you send in questions throughout the week; then I sit down and respond on Friday. I know, right? Awesome.
This week’s topic: The Great Depression and the New Deal. This week’s readings:
Brinkley, Alan. Voices of protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression. Vintage Books, 1983.
Chandler, Lester Vernon. America’s Greatest Depression, 1929-1941. Harper & Row, 1970.
Eichengreen, Barry. “The Origins and Nature of the Great Slump Revisited.” The Economic History Review 45, no. 2. New Series (May 1992): 213-239.
Leuchtenberg, William E. The Perils of Prosperity, 1914-1932. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1958.
Leuchtenburg, William E. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940. Harper & Row, 1963.
Romer, Christina D. “The Great Crash and the Onset of the Great Depression.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 105, no. 3 (August 1990): 597-624.
—. “What Ended the Great Depression?.” The Journal of Economic History 52, no. 4 (December 1992): 757-784.
Worster, Donald. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Borgwardt, Elizabeth. A New Deal for the World: America’s Vision for Human Rights. Belknap Press of HarvardUniversity Press, 2005.
Brinkley, Alan. The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War. Vintage Books, 1996.
Cohen, Lizabeth. Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939. Cambridge UniversityPress, 1990.
Finegold, Kenneth, and Theda Skocpol. State and Party in America’s New Deal: Industry and Agriculture in America’s New Deal. University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.
Fraser, Steve, and Gary Gerstle, eds. The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, 1930-1980: 1930-1980. Princeton University Press, 1989.
Katznelson, Ira. When Affirmative Action was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in. W. W. Norton & Company, 2005.
Maher, Neil M. Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the. Oxford University PressUS, 2007.
Phillips, Sarah T. This Land, this Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal. Cambridge UniversityPress, 2007.
Rosenzweig, Roy, and Barbara Melosh. “Government and the Arts: Voices from the New Deal Era.” The Journal of American History 77, no. 2 (September 1990): 596-608.
Smith, Jason Scott. Building New Deal Liberalism: The Political Economy of Public Works, 1933-1956. Cambridge UniversityPress, 2005.