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America's History in the Making

By the People, For the People

Unit Resources

Unit Reference Materials
Levin, Lawrence W. The People and the President: America’s Conversation with FDR. Boston, Beacon Press, 2002.
Low, Ann Marie. Dust Bowl Diary. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984.
McElvaine, Robert S. Down & Out in the Great Depression. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983.
Nash, Gary B. Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Peter J. Frederick, Allen F. Davis, and Allan M. Winkler. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2004. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Wood, Peter, Jacqueline Jones, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, and Vicki Ruiz. Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2003. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
———. The Depression and New Deal: A History in Documents. New York: Oxford Press, 2000.
Further Reading
Cohen, Robert, ed. Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters from Children of the Great Depression. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. Egan, Timothy. The Worst Hard Time. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
MacLeod, Elizabeth. Eleanor Roosevelt: An Inspiring Life. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2006.
McElvaine, Robert S. The Great Depression: America 1929–1941. New York: Times Books, 1984.
Nishi, Dennis. Life during the Great Depression. San Diego: Lucent Books, 1998.
National Center for History in the Schools Teaching Units Please note: This lesson may not be resold or redistributed.
The Great Depression and the Arts (PDF)
Organization of American Historians: Talking History Radio Program
Dr. Seuss Goes To War: A talk with historian Richard Minear about the political cartoons of Dr. Seuss during World War II.

Sept. 18, 2000 air date
Listen Now: Real Audio 28.8

The program contains an op-ed by professor M. Thomas Inge about the exceptional talent of "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles M. Schultz.

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