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The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man

Author: Amity Shlaes

Year Published: 2007

Description: In this interpretation of the Great Depression, conservative columnist and former Wall Street Journal reporter Amity Shlaes posits that it was not Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, but rather World War II that stimulated America's economic recovery after the longest and most severe economic decline of the 20th century. To make her case, she focuses on individual events and people, not only policymakers and their opponents, but also everyday Americans and their experiences coping with the Depression's devastating effects on their lives and livelihoods.

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'From 1929 to 1940, from Hoover to Roosevelt, government intervention helped to make the Depression Great.'

The Forgotten Man

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