Roaring 20s, Great Depression And New Deal

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A New Deal Compromised

Compromise upon compromise whittled FDR's dreams down considerably but enabled him to pass his Social Security Act, perhaps the most sweeping social reform of the 20th century

"Four Good Legs Between Us"

When the lives of a failed prizefighter, an aging horsebreaker, and a bicycle-repairman-turned-overnight-millionaire converged around a battered little horse named Seabiscuit, the result captivated the nation and transcended their sport

Placards at the White House

In 1917, fed up with the inaction of conservative suffragists, Alice Paul decided on the unorthodox strategy of pressuring the president directly

Quiet Earth, Big Sky

How the Saskatchewan-Montana prairie country looked a generation ago, and what it meant to a youngster who lived there

The Wrong Man at the Wrong Time

For all his previous successes, President Herbert Hoover proved incapable of arresting the economic free fall of the Depression—or soothing the fears of a distressed nation

Re-examining Roosevelt

He had a long, intimate friendship that stayed unknown for almost half a century after his death

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