By William D. Pederson
A better half to Franklin D. Roosevelt offers a set of historiographical essays through best students that offers a entire evaluation of the scholarship at the president who led the U.S. during the tumultuous interval from the nice melancholy to the waning days of worldwide conflict II.
- Represents a cutting-edge review of present scholarship on FDR, the one president elected to 4 phrases of workplace and the relevant determine in key occasions of the 1st 1/2 the twentieth century
- Covers all elements of FDR's lifestyles and instances, from his overall healthiness, relationships, and ultimate court docket packing, to New Deal rules, institutional matters, and diplomacy
- Features 35 essays via top FDR students
Chapter One FDR Biographies (pages 1–14): Kenneth E. Hendrickson
Chapter Eleanor Roosevelt Biographies (pages 15–33): Norman W. Provizer
Chapter 3 Pre?Presidential profession (pages 34–58): Timothy W. Kneeland
Chapter 4 actual and mental overall healthiness (pages 59–76): Robert P. Watson
Chapter 5 The Election of 1932 (pages 77–95): Donald A. Ritchie
Chapter Six The 1936–1944 Campaigns (pages 96–113): Sean J. Savage
Chapter Seven city and neighborhood pursuits (pages 114–134): Stefano Luconi
Chapter 8 Minorities (pages 135–154): Cherisse Jones?Branch
Chapter 9 hard work (pages 155–185): Martin Halpern
Chapter Ten company (pages 186–205): Patrick D. Reagan
Chapter 11 competitors at domestic and in another country (pages 206–221): Joseph Edward Lee
Chapter Twelve FDR as a Communicator (pages 222–237): Betty Houchin Winfield
Chapter 13 the recent Deal (pages 238–258): June Hopkins
Chapter Fourteen The Banking drawback (pages 259–278): James S. Olson and Brian Domitrovic
Chapter Fifteen FDR and Agriculture (pages 279–297): Jean Choate
Chapter 16 Conservation (pages 289–317): Byron W. Daynes
Chapter Seventeen Political tradition (pages 318–339): Richard M. Fried
Chapter Eighteen Human Rights (pages 340–361): Wesley okay. Mosier
Chapter Nineteen The Institutional Presidency (pages 362–384): Rodney A. Grunes
Chapter Twenty Political and Administrative variety (pages 385–404): Margaret C. Rung
Chapter Twenty?One The Congress (pages 405–426): John Thomas McGuire
Chapter Twenty?Two The perfect court docket (pages 427–442): Stephen ok. Shaw
Chapter Twenty?Three the yankee army (pages 443–458): Lance Janda
Chapter Twenty?Four technology and expertise (pages 459–479): Peter okay. Parides
Chapter Twenty?Five Intelligence (pages 480–492): R. Blake Dunnavent
Chapter Twenty?Six kin with the British and French (pages 493–516): Kevin E. Smith
Chapter Twenty?Seven family with Canada (pages 517–541): Galen Roger Perras
Chapter Twenty?Eight the nice Neighbor coverage and the Americas (pages 542–563): Michael R. Hall
Chapter Twenty?Nine relatives with the Soviet Union (pages 564–589): William E. Kinsella
Chapter Thirty family members with China and India (pages 590–611): William Ashbaugh
Chapter Thirty?One family with Japan (pages 612–635): William Ashbaugh
Chapter Thirty?Two family members with Italy and Nazi Germany (pages 636–652): Regina U. Gramer
Chapter Thirty?Three family members with Spain and ecu Neutrals (pages 653–671): David A. Messenger
Chapter Thirty?Four overseas Legacy (pages 672–689): Mary Stockwell
Chapter Thirty?Five Political recognition (pages 690–709): Patrick J. Maney
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In addition to all of these words, there is also the vast collection of Roosevelt’s correspondence housed in her portion of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park. The correspondence files run to some 2 million pages, a number that is very understandable given that she received 300,000 pieces of mail in 1933 and 150,000 pieces in 1940 alone (Seeber 2001: 110). In addition to the vast quantity of public correspondence available at the library in Hyde Park, the files also contain items of a more personal nature.
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As the nightly prayer Roosevelt recited notes, “Save us from ourselves and show us a vision of a world made new” (cited in Glendon 2002: ix). In 2008, the Siena Research Institute (SRI) at New York’s Siena College released its fourth survey of experts rating America’s First Ladies. And it came as no real surprise that, in the view of the historians participating, Roosevelt occupied the top spot, just as she had done in all of the previous SRI surveys on first ladies that began in 1982. It was James Bradley Thayer who, in a 1901 essay, described Chief Justice John Marshall as being “first, with no one second” (Thayer 1967: 46).