|Pathfinders are pages that offer students selected
resources in a variety
of media on a topic they are researching. They provide a head start for students as
they begin their research project.
The New Deal
To find books in the MHS Media Center,
open Destiny (the online catalog) located on the MHS Media Center Website. Type in the topic you want to search. If you don't already have a topic, you can find some lists of books by looking at the following keywords:
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano--1882-1945
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
United States--Social Conditions--1933-1945
Some titles we have are:
The WPA Guide to Massachusetts : The Federal Writers'
Project Guide to 1930s Massachusetts.
Written and compiled by the Federal Writers' Project of
the Works Progress Administration for the State of Massachusetts.
New York : Pantheon Books, [1983?], c1937.
|Himmelberg, Robert F. The Great Depression and the New Deal. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.
|Stein, R. Conrad. The New Deal : Pulling America out of the Great Depression. NJ: Enslow, 2006.
|Wroble, Lisa A. The New Deal and the Great Depression in American History. NJ: Enslow, 2002.
|The Annals of America, 1929-1939: The Great
Depression (vol. 15).
Chicago : Encylopaedia Britannica, 1968-1987.
|America in the 20TH century : 1930-1939. New York :
|American Decades: 1930-1939.
Edited by Victor Bondi. Detroit, MI :
Gale Research, 1995.
SELECTED WEB SITES
New Deal Network
A Website full of mostly primary source information about the New Deal.
New Deal Cultural Programs
A good article on the various arts
projects created during the New Deal to keep the arts
alive and to provide artists with livelihoods.
New Deal for the Arts
A discussion of the various agencies
that supported the arts during the New Deal. Many
posters created by artists showing the political nature of their work are
included, and there is
about other agencies here as well, if you look for it.
Tennessee Valley Authority
From the TVA Website comes this extensive history of the agency from its inception
to the present.
History of Social Security
From the Social Security
this page gives the history of the agency in very readable language.
The National Archives: The New Deal
From the National Archives: "Links to web sites relating to the New Deal era and to Reference at Your Desk web resources for research on New Deal agriculture, labor, and arts programs.chives: "
CHOOSE: the History Button
THEN CHOOSE: the 1850-2013 tab
CLICK ON: FDR's New Deal
"An educational website for high school and college students, created by PhD. and Masters students from Stanford and Berkeley." Contains information on History, Literature and Poetry.
Contains databases of magazine articles,
biographical resources, literature, history, health and business
references. Try: U. S. History in Context (listed below); General Reference Center Gold; General OneFile or Academic OneFile; Gale Biography In Context, for biographical information.
Gale U.S. History in Context database.
Salem History (ask librarian for password if using this database from home)
Includes: *Great Lives & Great Events from History
* Milestone Document: American History
Designed for high school students and contains articles from Encyclopedia Britannica.
Includes: Articles; Images; Videos; Dictionary; Magazines; Web's Best Sites; Primary sources & e-Books.