Great Depression & the Americas, 1929-39
Access to History for the IB Diploma

By Peter Clements
July 2012
Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781444156539
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
250 pages, Illustrated
$39.50 Paper original

This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. Each title in the series supports a specific topic in the IB History guide through thorough content coverage and examination guidance - helping students develop a good knowledge and understanding of the required content alongside the skills they need to do well.

Access to IB History: The Great Depression and the Americas 1929-39 is an IB specific edition of Access to History: Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal: The USA 1890-1954. It has been revised to fully support the section of the same name in HL option 3: Aspects of the History of the Americas and includes:

- authoritative, clear and engaging narrative which combines depth of content with accessibility of approach
- up-to-date historiography with clear analysis and associated TOK activities
- guidance on answering exam-style questions with model answers and practice questions.

Table of Contents: 
1 What you will study
2 How you will be assessed
3 About this book
Chapter 1 The USA in the 1920s: prosperity?
1 The extent of prosperity
2 Reasons for prosperity
Chapter 2 The Wall Street Crash and the causes of the Great Depression in the USA
1 The Wall Street Crash
2 Problems in the economy
3 Effects of the Wall Street Crash
4 Key debate: How strong was the American economy in the 1920s and how real was the prosperity?
Chapter 3 President Hoover and the Great Depression
1 The impact of the Great Depression on the presidency of Herbert Hoover
2 The USA during the Great Depression
3 Key debate: Why was the Depression so extensive and long lasting?
4 Federal government policies
5 The 1932 presidential election
Chapter 4 The US 1933-45: New Deals and economic recovery
1 The first 100 days and the First New Deal
2 Alternatives to the New Deal
3 Key debate: Was the First New Deal a planned programme or simply a series of unrelated measures to deal with specific problems?
4 The Second New Deal 1935-6
5 Problems in Roosevelt's second term
6 The Third New Deal 1937-9
7 Political developments 1938 and 1939
8 Key debate: How much impact did the New Deal have on American politics and the economy?
9 The impact of the Great Depression on society: African-Americans and women
10 The New Deal: an evaluation
11 Literature and the arts during the Great Depression
12 The impact of the Second World War on the USA
Chapter 5 The Great Depression in Canada
1 Canada in the 1920s
2 The causes and effects of the Depression in Canada
3 Federal government responses to the Depression 1929-34
4 Bennett's proposed 'New Deal' and the 1935 election
5 Alternative responses to the Depression
6 Mackenzie King's government 1935-48
7 The impact of the war on Canada
8 Key debate: How far did the Great Depression lead to the growth of the role of federal government?
Chapter 6 The Great Depression in Latin America
1 Latin America in the 1920s
2 Argentina in the 1920s
3 Argentina in the 1930s
4 Literature and the arts in Argentina
5 Brazil in the 1920s
6 Brazil in the 1930s
7 Key debate: What were the characteristics of the Estado Novo?
Further reading
Internal assessment


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