History Courses For

Dr. Christopher C. Lovett

The Great Depression

Select Bibliography for the Great Depressionand New Deal Era 1929-1941

General Histories:
  • Bendiner, Robert. Just Around the Corner: A Highly Selective History of the Thirties. New York: Harper and Row, 1967.
  • Bird, Caroline. The Invisible Scar: The Great Depression. New York: McKay, 1966.
  • Cashman, Sean Dennis. America in the Twenties and Thirties: The Olympian Age of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. New York: NYU, 1989.
  • Ellis, Edward Robb. A Nation in Torment: The Great American Depression 1929-1939. New York: Coward-McCann, 1970.
  • Green, Harvey. The Uncertainty of Everyday Life, 1915-1945. New York: HaperCollins, 1992.
  • Hamby, Alonzo L. For Survival of Democracy: Franklin Roosevelt and the World Crisis of the 1930s. New York: Oxford, 2004.
  • Kennedy, David M. Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. New York: Oxford, 1999.
  • Klingaman, William K. 1929: The Year of the Crash. New York: Harper and Row, 1989.
  • Leighton, Isabel, ed. The Aspirin Age, 1919-1941. New York: Touchstone, 1949.
  • McElvaine, Robert S. The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941. New York: Times Books, 1984.
  • Manchester, William. The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of America, 932-1972.
  • Parrish, Michael. The Anxious Decades: America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941. New York: W. W. Norton, 1992.
  • Phillips, Cabell. 1929-1939: From the Crash to the Blitz. New York: Macmillan, 1969.
  • Shachtman, Tom. The Day America Crashed: A Narrative Account of the Great Stock Market Crash of October 24, 1929. New York: Putnam, 1979.
  • Smith, Page. Redeeming the Time: A People's History of the 1920s and the New Deal. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987.
  • Turkel, Studs. Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression. New York: Pantheon, 1970.
  • Watkins, T. H. The Great Depression: America in the 1930s. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1993.
  • ___. The Hungry Years: A Narrative History of the Great Depression in America. New York: Henry Holt, 1999.
  • Wecter, Dixon. The Age of the Great Depression. New York: New Viewpoints, 1975.
Analysis of the Crash:
  • Brooks, John. Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street, 1920-1938. New York: Wiley, 1969.
  • Garraty, John A. The Great Depression: An Inquiry into the causes, course, and Consquences of the Worldwide Depression of the Nineteen-Thirties, as Seen by Contemporaries and in Light of History. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986.
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth. The Great Crash 1929. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954.
  • Kindleberger, Charles P. Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises. New York: Wiley, 1978.
  • Klein, Maury. Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929. New York: Oxford, 2001.
  • Romasco, Albert U. The Poverty of Abundance: Hoover, the Nation, the Depression. New York: Oxford, 1965.
  • Schwarz, Jordan. Interregnum of Despair: Hoover, Congress, and the Depression. Urbana: Illinois, 1970.
  • Sobel, Robert. The Great Bull Market: Wall Street in the 1920s. New York: W. W. Norton, 1968.
  • Warren, Harris Gaylord. Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression. New York: W. W. Norton, 1967.
The Bonus March
  • Lisio, Donald J. The President and Protest: Hoover, Conspiracy, and the Bonus Riot. Columbia: Missouri, 1974.
General Biographies of the Era:
  • Culver, John C. and John Hyde. American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace. New York: W. W. Norton, 2000.
  • Davis, Kenneth S. The Hero: Charles A. Lindbergh and the American Dream. Garden City: Doubleday, 1959.
  • Fraser, Steven. Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor. New York: Free Press, 1991.
  • Hoover, Herbert. The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: The Great Depression, 1921-1941. New York: Macmillan, 1952.
  • Ickes, Harold C. The Autobiography of a Curmudgeon. Chicago: Quadrangle, 1943.
  • Josephson, Matthew and Hannah Josephson. Al Smith: The Hero of the Cities. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969.
  • Lyons, Eugene. Herbert Hoover: A Biography. Garden City: Doubleday, 1947.
  • McCoy, Donald R. Landon of Kansas. Lincoln: Nebraska, 1966.
  • McDonald, Forrest. Insull. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.
  • McJimsey, George. Harry Hopkins: Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy. Cambridge: Harvard, 1987.
  • Nash, George H. The Life of Herbert Hoover: The Engineer, 1874-1914. New York: W. W. Norton, 1983.
  • ___. The Life of Herbert Hoover: The Humanitarian, 1914-1917. New York: W. W. Norton, 1988.
  • ___. The Life of Herbert Hoover: Master of Emergencies, 1917-1918. New York: W. W. Norton, 1996.
  • Tugwell, Rexford G. The Democratic Roosevelt: A Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt. New York: Penguin, 1957.
  • Watkins, T. H. Righteous Pilgrim: The Life and Times of Harold L. Ickes, 1974-1952. New York: Henry Holt, 1990.
  • Williams, T. Harry. Huey Long. New York: Knopf, 1969.
Industrial, Farm Issues, and Other Natural Disasters:
  • Bellush, Bernard. The Failure of the NRA. New York: W. W. Norton, 1975.
  • Bernstein, Irving. The Lean Years: A History of the American Worker, 1920-1933. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960.
  • ___. Turbulent Years: A History of the American Worker, 1933-1941. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.
  • Cohen, Lizabeth. Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939. New York: Cambridge, 1990.
  • Fraser, Steven. Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor. New York: Free Press, 1991.
  • Morgan, Dan. Rising in the West. New York: Knopf, 1992.
  • Riney-Kehrberg, Pamela. Rooted in Dust: Surviving Drought and Depression in Southwestern Kansas. New York: Kansas, 1994.
  • Scotti, R. A. Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 2003.
  • Sternsher, Bernard. Hitting Home: The Great Depression in Town and Country. Chicago: Ivan Dee, 1970.
  • Suggs, George G., Jr. Union Busting in the Tri-State: The Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri Metal Workers' Strike of 1935. Norman: Oklahoma, 1986.
  • Svodida, Lawrence. Farming the Dust Bowl: A First-Hand Account from Kansas. Lawrence: Kansas, 1940, 1986.
  • Federal Writers' Project. These Are Our Lives. New York: W. W. Norton, 1939.
Bold Experimentation:
  • Hubbard, Preston J. Origins of the TVA: The Muscle Shoals Controversy, 1920-1932. New York: W. W. Norton, 1961.
  • Lilienthal, David E. TVA: Democracy on the March. Chicago: Quadrangle, 1944.
  • Tugwell, Rexford G. The Brian's Trust. New York: Viking, 1968.
Biographies of FDR:
  • Bishop, Jim. FDR's Last Year, April 1944-April 1945. New York: Morrow, 1974.
  • Black, Conrad. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom. Washington: Public Affairs, 2003.
  • Burns, James MacGregor. Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Co., 1956.
  • ___. Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, 1970.
  • Davis, Kenneth S. FDR: The Beckoning of Destiny, 1882-1928. New York: Putnam, 1971.
  • ___. FDR: The New York Years 1928-1933. New York: Random House, 1979.
  • ___. FDR: The New Year Years 1933-1937. New York: Random House, 1983.
  • ___. FDR: Into the Storm, 1937-1940. New York: Random House, 1993.
  • ___. FDR: The War President, 1940-1943. New York: Random House, 2000.
  • Freidel, Frank. Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Apprenticeship. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1952.
  • ___. Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Ordeal. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1954.
  • ___. Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Triumph. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1956.
  • ___. Franklin D. Roosevelt: Launching the New Deal. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1973.
  • ___. Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1990.
  • Gallagher, Hugh Gregory. FDR's Splendid Deception: The Moving story of Roosevelt's massive disability -- and the intense efforts to conceal it from the public. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1985.
  • Jenkins, Roy. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. New York: Times Books, 2003.
  • Lash, Joseph P. Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship. New York: W. W. Norton, 1971.
  • ___. Eleanor: The Years Alone. New York: W. W. Norton, 1972.
  • ___. Roosevelt and Churchill: The Partnership that Saved the West. New York: W. W. Norton, 1976.
  • Schlesinger, Arthur Jr. The Age of Roosevelt: The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957.
  • ___. The Age of Roosevelt: The Coming of the New Deal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958.
  • ___. The Age of Roosevelt: The Politics of Upheaval. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960.
  • Sherwood, Robert E. Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1948.
  • Ward, Geoffrey C. Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905. New York: Harper and Row, 1985.
  • ___. A First-Class Temperament: The Making of Franklin D. Roosevelt. New York: HarperCollins, 1989.
Culture and the 1930s:
  • Celernter. 1939: The Lost World of the Fair. New York: Free Press, 1995.
  • Furnas, J. C. Stormy Weather: Crosslights on the Nineteen Thirties--An Informal History of the United States 1929-1941. New York: Putnam, 1977.
  • Marquis, Alice Goldfarb. Hopes and Ashes: The Birth of Modern Times. New York: Free Press, 1986.
Politics and Protest:
  • Brinkley, Alan. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression. New York: Random House, 1982.
  • Long, Huey P. Every Man a King: The Autobiography of Huey P. Long. Chicago: Quadrangle, 1933.
  • Marcus, Sheldon. Father Coughlin: The Tumultuous Life of the Priest of the Little Flower. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1973.
  • Warren, Donald. Radio Priest: Charles Coughlin the Father of Hate Radio. New York: Free Press, 1996.
The New Deal, New Dealers, and the Legacy of FDR:
  • Badger, Anthony J. The New Deal: The Depression Years, 1933-1940. New York: Noonday, 1989.
  • Brinkley, Alan. Liberalism and Its Discontents. Cambridge: Harvard, 1998.
  • Buhite, Russell D. and David W. Levy, eds. FDR's Fireside Chats. Norman: Oklahoma, 1992.
  • Fraser, Steve and Gary Gerstle, eds. The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.
  • Hawley, Ellis W. The New Deal and the Problem of Monopoly. Princeton: University of Princeton Press, 1966.
  • Jackson, Robert H. That Man: An Insider's Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt. New York: Oxford, 2003.
  • Lash, Joseph P. Dealers and Dreamers: A New Look at the New Deal. Garden City: Doubleday, 1988.
  • Leuchtenburg, William E. In The Shadow of FDR: From Truman to Ronald Reagan. Ithaca: Cornell, 1983.
  • ___. The FDR Years on Roosevelt and His Legacy. New York: Columbia, 1995.
  • Louchheim, Katie, ed. The Making of the New Deal: The Insiders Speak. Cambridge: Harvard, 1983.
  • Moley, Raymond. The First New Deal. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, 1966.
  • Schwarz, Jordan A. The New Dealers: Power Politics in the Age of Roosevelt. New York: Knopf, 1993.
FDR and Foreign Affairs:
  • Chadwin, Mark Lincoln. The Warhawks: American Interventionists before Pearl Harbor. New York: W. W. Norton, 1968.
  • Cole, Wayne S. America First: The Battle Against Intervention, 1940-1941. Madison: Wisconsin, 1953.
  • ___. Gerald P. Nye and American Foreign Relations. Madison: Wisconsin, 1962.
  • ___. Charles A. Lindbergh and the Battle Against American Intervention in World War II. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974.
  • ___. Roosevelt and the Isolationists, 1932-1945. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1983.
  • Dallek, Robert. Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945. New York: Oxford, 1979.
  • Ferrell, Robert H. American Diplomacy in the Great Depression: Hoover-Stimson Foreign Policy, 1929-1933. New York: Norton, 1957.
  • Herzstein, Robert E. Roosevelt and Hitler: Prelude to War. New York: Paragon House, 1989.
  • Jonas, Manfred. Isolationism in America, 1935-1941. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1966.
  • Schneider, James C. Should America Go to War: The Debate over Foreign Policy in Chicago, 1939-1941. Chapel Hill: North Carolina, 1989.
  • Brinkley, Alan. The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War. New York: Knopf, 1994.
  • Powell, Jim. FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Depression. New York: Crown Forum, 2003.
The American People in Peace and War:
  • Hoopes, Roy. Americans Remember The Home Front: An Oral Narrative. New York: Hawthorn, 1977.
  • Ketchum, Richard M. The Borrowed Years, 1938-1941: America on the Way to War. New York: Random, 1989.
  • Lingeman, Richard R. Don't You Know There's a War On?: The American Home Front, 1945-1945. New York: Putnam, 1970.
Hollywood and The FDR Years:
  • Friedrich, Otto. City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s. New York: Harper and Row, 1986.
  • Harmetz, Aljean. Round Up The Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca --- Bogart, Bergman, and World War II. New York: Hyperion, 1992.
  • Hoopes, Roy. When the Stars Went to War: Hollywood and World War II. New York: Random House, 1994.