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PATHFINDERS                  TOP
Methuen High School Media Center--Methuen, MA
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:

New Deal--1933-1939
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano--1882-1945

United States--Politics and government--1933-1
945
Depressions--Economic

United States--Social Conditions
--1933-1945

Some titles we have are:

917.44
FED
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.
973.917
HIM

Himmelberg, Robert F. The Great Depression and the New Deal. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.
973.917
STE


Stein, R. Conrad. The New Deal : Pulling America out of the Great Depression. NJ: Enslow, 2006.
973.917
WRO
Wroble, Lisa A. The New Deal and the Great Depression in American History. NJ: Enslow, 2002.
REF
973
ANN
The Annals of America, 1929-1939: The Great Depression (vol. 15).
Chicago : Encylopaedia Britannica, 1968-1987.
REF
973.9
AME
America in the 20TH century : 1930-1939. New York : Marshall
Cavendish, 1995.
REF
973.9
AME
American Decades: 1930-1939. Edited by Victor Bondi. Detroit, MI :
Gale Research, 1995.


SELECTED WEB SITES

New Deal Network
http://newdeal.feri.org/
A Website full of mostly primary source information about the New Deal.

New Deal Cultural Programs
http://www.wwcd.org/policy/US/newdeal.html
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
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/new_deal_for_the_arts/index.html
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 information
about other agencies here as well, if you look for it.

Tennessee Valley Authority
http://www.tva.gov/abouttva/history.htm
From the TVA Website comes this extensive history of the agency from its inception
to the present.

The History of Social Security
http://www.ssa.gov/history/index.html
From the Social Security Administration, this page gives the history of the agency in very readable language.

The National Archives: The New Deal
http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/new-deal.html#websites
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: "

Shmoop
http://www.shmoop.com/history/
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.

ONLINE RESOURCES

InfoTrac® PowerSearch
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.

history in context Gale U.S. History in Context database.


salem pressSalem History (ask librarian for password if using this database from home)
Includes:
*Great Lives & Great Events from History
* Milestone Document: American History

encyclopedia britannica school Encyclopedia Britannica
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.


CITING SOURCES

Edited by Media Staff
12/18/2013
Date last edited
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