The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933
Houghton Mifflin, 1988 - 557 páginas
The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933, volume one of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. s Age of Roosevelt series, is the first of three books that interpret the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the early twentieth century in terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the spokesman and symbol of the period. Portraying the United States from the Great War to the Great Depression, The Crisis of the Old Order covers the Jazz Age and the rise and fall of the cult of business. For a season, prosperity seemed permanent, but the illusion came to an end when Wall Street crashed in October 1929. Public trust in the wisdom of business leadership crashed too. With a dramatist s eye for vivid detail and a scholar s respect for accuracy, Schlesinger brings to life the era that gave rise to FDR and his New Deal and changed the public face of the United States forever."
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February 1932 , the total reserves of the Federal Reserve member banks had
fallen to within $ 50 million of the lowest amount allowed by law . 19 But the RFC
leadership – Eugene Meyer as chairman , Charles G . Dawes as president —
loaned $ 126 million to banks in 45 states took on a less virtuous aspect when it
was discovered that over half this sum had ... resigned , announcing that he must
return to Chicago to take charge of the affairs of the Central Republic Bank .
22 In the meantime , the pressure was steadily building against the banking
system . ... In 1931 Keynes had specifically warned that the position of the banks
in the United States might be “ the weakest element in the whole situation .
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THE CRISIS OF THE OLD ORDER: 1919-1933, The Age Of Roosevelt, Volume ICrítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
In Schlesinger's view, Roosevelt is the summation of an era in American social, political and economic life. He corresponds, in this respect, to Napoleon; anything about him, whether bearing directly ... Leer comentario completo
The crisis of the old order, 1919-1933Crítica de los usuarios - Not Available - Book Verdict
While a lot of ink has been spilled profiling FDR, Schlesinger's three-volume work remains among the best efforts. Released in the late 1950s, the trio begins with a broader overview of his early ... Leer comentario completo