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City of Ambition

FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York
Williams, Mason B. (Book - 2013 )
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Describes the revitalization of New York during the Great Depression as President Roosevelt and Mayor LaGuardia worked together to build parks, bridges, and schools and put people to work by channeling federal resources into cities and counties.
Authors: Williams, Mason B.
Statement of Responsibility: Mason B. Williams
Title: City of ambition
FDR, La Guardia, and the making of modern New York
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, ©2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvii, 494 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-473) and index
Contents: I. Foundations
Beginnings
A season in the wilderness
The deluge
II. The New Deal
"Jobs is the cry"
The New Deal's "lost legacy"
From fusion to confusion
New dealer for the duration
III. War and postwar
The local politics of foreign policy
The battle of New York
"I hope others will follow New York's example."
Summary: Describes the revitalization of New York during the Great Depression as President Roosevelt and Mayor LaGuardia worked together to build parks, bridges, and schools and put people to work by channeling federal resources into cities and counties.
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) History 1898-1951 New York (N.Y.) Politics and government 1898-1951 New Deal, 1933-1939 New York (State) New York Depressions 1929 New York (State) New York Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947
Topical Term: New Deal, 1933-1939
Depressions
LCCN: 2013004481
ISBN: 9780393066913
0393066916
Branch Call Number: 974.71 W
Research Call Number: IRGN 13-5171
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