FDR's Legacy: New Deal or Bad Deal? In light of the current economic crisis, many people have taken interest in trying to learn the lessons of the 1930s. But like so many topics that concern our nation today, there is wide disagreement on the right and left about what those lessons might be and how we should interpret the legacy of the New Deal. It comes at no surprise, therefore, that historians often have sharply differing views on the subject as well. Accordingly, the following discussion, analyzes two writings on the New Deal for the purpose of evaluating the merits of the authors’ positions. The Main Thesis of Each Chapter and how the Authors treat the Other Critical Topics The main point or thesis of the Schweikart and Allen chapter,...The end:
.....art and Michael Allen, A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to the War on Terror (New York: Penguin, 2004), 562. 2 Schweikart and Allen, 563. 3 Schweikart and Allen, 564. 4 American Social History Project, Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s Economy, Politics, Culture, and Society: Volume II, Since 1877, Second Edition (Boston: Bedford, 2000), 490. 5 Schweikart and Allen, 569. 6 Schweikart and Allen, 565. 7 Schweikart and Allen, 566. 8 American Social History Project, 455. 9 American Social History Project, 447. 10 American Social History Project, 454. 11 American Social History Project, 490. 12 Schweikart and Allen, 570. 13 Schweikart and Allen, 568. 14 Schweikart and Allen, 569. 15 Ibid.