Freedom from Fear, Part 1 : The American People in the Great Depression
by David M. Kennedy
In this first installment of his Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Kennedy tells how America endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of that unprecedented calamity. Marshalling unforgettable narratives that feature prominent leaders as well as lesser-known citizens, this book tells the story of a resilient nation finding courage in an unrelenting storm.
Long Time Coming : A Photographic Portrait of America, 1935-1943
by Michael Lesy
A presentation of 410 images taken between 1935 and 1943 by photographers employed by the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Differing from the FSA's better known images of rural life and poverty, these photos (selected from an archive of 145,000 photos) depict everyday life in large cities and small towns throughout the US and Puerto Rico.
The hungry years : a narrative history of the Great Depression in America
by T.H. Watkins
"The Hungry Years" tells the story of the Great Depression through the eyes of the people who lived it. Less concerned with the power brokers in Washington than with the daily struggles of ordinary people at the grassroots across America, it draws on oral histories, memoirs, local press, and scholarly monographs to capture the voices of men and women in a time of extreme crisis.