New Deal or raw deal? : how FDR's economic legacy has damaged America / Burton W. Folsom, Jr

Author(s): Folsom, Burton W
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Subjects: New Deal, 1933-1939
Depressions--1929--United States
United States--Economic policy--1933-1945
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Threshold Editions hardover ed
Published: New York : Threshold Editions, 2008
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xvi, 318 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. The making of the myth : FDR and the New Deal 1
Ch. 2. FDR's rise to power : political skill, ambition, and deception 16
Ch. 3. What caused the Great Depression? 30
Ch. 4. The NRA : why price-fixing damaged American business 43
Ch. 5. The AAA : how it hurt farming 60
Ch. 6. Relief and the WPA : did they really help the unemployed? 76
Ch. 7. More public programs that fell short : the Air Mail Act, FERA camps, and TVA 93
Ch. 8. Financial interference : manipulation of gold and silver markets, tariffs, stocks, and banks 103
Ch. 9. Safety net or quagmire? : minimum wage, social security, and labor relations 112
Ch. 10. No free ride : the burden of excise, income, and corporate taxes 122
Ch. 11. The IRS : FDR's personal weapon 146
Ch. 12. Patronage transformed : the elections of 1934 and 1936 168
Ch. 13. FDR stumbles : court packing, the purge, and the issue of race 192
Ch. 14. How FDR's deception tarnished the presidency forever 212
Ch. 15. What FDR should have done : cut spending, tax rates, and the tariff 237
Ch. 16. What finally did end the Great Depression? 245
Ch. 17. Why historians have missed the mark 253
Ch. 18. The New Deal and repercussions for today's economy 263
Notes 271
Select bibliography 311
Index 313
Notes: LCCN: 2008020381
ISBN: 9781416592228 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1416592229 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-312) and index
OCLC Number: 227328217
ISBN/ISSN: 9781416592228
1416592229