The Diary of Rexford G Tugwell

The Diary of Rexford G  Tugwell

Rexford G. Tugwell's diary of the New Deal era is one of the most important first-hand, primary accounts of the New Deal available.

Author: Rexford Guy Tugwell

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015029841262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Rexford G. Tugwell's diary of the New Deal era is one of the most important first-hand, primary accounts of the New Deal available. One of FDR's most intimate advisors, Tugwell provides an open account of what went on in the New Deal, particularly in the early days when programs to address the Great Depression were being devised. The diary talks openly about how programs were devised, who was involved, and how FDR reacted. It is very specific about such New Deal Programs as the NRA, AAA, and the different relief programs, including CWA, PWA, the Resettlement Administration, and CCC. The diary also discusses individuals, such as FDR, Henry Wallace, Hugh Johnson, Donald Richberg, Chester Davis, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter and fellow Brain Trusters Raymond Moley and Adolf Berle. The diary also provides insight into how Tugwell viewed himself and whether or not he agreed with the individuals assigned to run the New Deal programs. One of the most used sources at the FDR Library, this diary gives a rare glimpse of FDR and how he treated his intimate advisers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Island at War

Island at War

Rexford G. Tugwell, To the Lesser Heights of Morningside: A Memoir (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982), pp. 92,95; Phillips, This Land, This Nation, pp. 7–15; Tugwell, The Diary of Rexford G. Tugwell, p.

Author: Jorge Rodríguez Beruff

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626740877

Category: History

Page: 288

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Despite Puerto Rico being the hub of the United States' naval response to the German blockade of the Caribbean, there is very little published scholarship on the island's heavy involvement in the global conflict of World War II. Recently, a new generation of scholars has been compiling interdisciplinary research with fresh insights about the profound wartime changes, which in turn generated conditions for the rapid economic, social, and political development of postwar Puerto Rico. The island's subsequent transformation cannot be adequately grasped without tracing its roots to the war years. Island at War brings together outstanding new research on Puerto Rico and makes it accessible in English. It covers ten distinct topics written by nine distinguished scholars from the Caribbean and beyond. Contributors include experts in the fields of history, political science, sociology, literature, journalism, communications, and engineering. Topics include US strategic debate and war planning for the Caribbean on the eve of World War II, Puerto Rico as the headquarters of the Caribbean Sea frontier, war and political transition in Puerto Rico, the war economy of Puerto Rico, the German blockade of the Caribbean in 1942, and the story of a Puerto Rican officer in the Second World War and Korea. With these essays and others, Island at War represents the cutting edge of scholarship on the role of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in World War II and its aftermath.
Categories: History

A Green and Permanent Land

A Green and Permanent Land

Rexford G. Tugwell , “ The Outlines of a Permanent Agriculture " ( c . ... Rexford G. Tugwell , The Diary of Rexford G. Tugwell : The New Deal , 1932–35 ( New York : Greenwood Press , 1962 ) ; Rexford G. Tugwell , The Battle for ...

Author: Randal S. Beeman

Publisher: Development of Western Resourc

ISBN: UOM:39015050466468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

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Once patronized primarily by the counterculture and the health food establishment, the organic food industry today is a multi-billion-dollar business driven by ever-growing consumer demand for safe food and greater public awareness of ecological issues. Assumed by many to be a recent phenomenon, that industry owes much to agricultural innovations that go back to the Dust Bowl era. This book explores the roots and branches of alternative agricultural ideas in twentieth-century America, showing how ecological thought has challenged and changed agricultural theory, practice, and policy from the 1930s to the present. It introduces us to the people and institutions who forged alternatives to industrialized agriculture through a deep concern for the enduring fertility of the soil, a passionate commitment to human health, and a strong advocacy of economic justice for farmers. Randal Beeman and James Pritchard show that agricultural issues were central to the rise of the environmental movement in the United States. As family farms failed during the Depression, a new kind of agriculture was championed based on the holistic approach taught by the emerging science of ecology. Ecology influenced the "permanent agriculture" movement that advocated such radical concepts as long-term land use planning, comprehensive soil conservation, and organic farming. Then in the 1970s, "sustainable agriculture" combined many of these ideas with new concerns about misguided technology and an over-consumptive culture to preach a more sensible approach to farming. In chronicling the overlooked history of alternative agriculture, A Green and Permanent Land records the significant contributions of individuals like Rex Tugwell, Hugh Bennett, Louis Bromfield, Edward Faulkner, Russell and Kate Lord, Scott and Helen Nearing, Robert Rodale, Wes Jackson, and groups like Friends of the Land and the Practical Farmers of Iowa. And by demonstrating how agriculture also remains central to the public interest—especially in the face of climatic crises, genetically altered crops, and questionable uses of pesticides—this book puts these issues in historical perspective and offers readers considerable food for thought.
Categories: Business & Economics

FDR and the Environment

FDR and the Environment

Tugwell, Brains Trust, 205–08; Michael V. Namorato, ed., The Diary of Rexford G. Tugwell, 1932–1935 (New York: Greenwood Press, 1992), 42; Richard S. Kirkendall, Social Scientists and Farm Politics in the Age of Roosevelt (Columbia: ...

Author: D. Woolner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230100671

Category: Science

Page: 270

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This book demonstrates that there is much about the New Deal that can be characterized as environmental, once one substitutes the word 'environmental' for 'conservation'. Indeed, the scholarship that is contained within this extraordinary book will help correct the widely held view that the New Deal is virtually a blank space in the history of modern environmentalism. In fact, the New Deal carried forward and greatly extended the work of the Progressive Conservation Era, and in many ways helped establish the foundation for the modern environmental movement.
Categories: Science

From Demon to Darling

From Demon to Darling

Rexford G. Tugwell: A Biography. Praeger, 1988. , ed. The Diary of Rexford G. Tugwell. The New Deal, 1932–1935. Greenwood, 1992. National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement. Official Records of the National Commission on Law ...

Author: Richard Mendelson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520268005

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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"Reflecting America's complicated and often confused cultural identity, laws have long regulated who can and cannot make, sell, distribute, purchase, and drink wine. Richard Mendelson's compelling legal history is detailed but never dry because it reveals as much about Americans' attitudes towards themselves as about their understanding of wine."—Paul Lukacs, author of American Vintage: The Rise of American Wine and The Great Wines of America "This concise yet well-documented history of how the wine industry has fared, and ultimately triumphed, through temperance, Prohibition, and convoluted control systems makes an enjoyable read for any serious oenophile."—Philip J. Cook, author of Paying the Tab: The Costs and Benefits of Alcohol Control
Categories: Cooking

The Clash of Economic Ideas

The Clash of Economic Ideas

Patten served as professor of economics at the University 35 The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, “Rexford G. Tugwell,” in Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt, ed. Allida Black, June Hopkins, et. al. (Hyde Park, Ny: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic ...

Author: Lawrence H. White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107012424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

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This book places economic debates in their historical context and outlines how economic ideas have influenced swings in policy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Nothing to Fear

Nothing to Fear

109; Michael Vincent Namorato, Rexford G. Tugwell: A Biography (New York: Praeger, 1988), pp. ... 187-88; Reminiscences of Rexford G. Tugwell, 1951, CUOHRO, p. ... 35 Moley, Diary, 3/3/33; Tugwell, In Search of Roosevelt, p.

Author: Adam Cohen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440685675

Category: History

Page: 384

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"A fascinating account of an extraordinary moment in the life of the United States." --The New York Times With the world currently in the grips of a financial crisis unlike anything since the Great Depression, Nothing to Fear could not be timelier. This acclaimed work of history brings to life Franklin Roosevelt's first hundred days in office, when he and his inner circle launched the New Deal, forever reinventing the role of the federal government. As Cohen reveals, five fiercely intelligent, often clashing personalities presided over this transformation and pushed the president to embrace a bold solution. Nothing to Fear is the definitive portrait of the men and women who engineered the nation's recovery from the worst economic crisis in American history.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U S History The encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U S  History  The encyclopedia

Tugwell, Rexford G. Simmons Tariff (Tariff of 1913); U.S. Steel Corp. Selected Bibliography: Robert C. Kochersberger, ed., More than a Muckraker: Ida Tarbell's Lifetime in Journalism, 1994; Charles Edward Russell, Doing Us Good and ...

Author: Cynthia Clark Northrup

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319433

Category: Free trade

Page: 486

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Annotation. Tariffs and their impact on trade have played a major role in American history since colonial times. The primary issue leading to the separation of the colonies from Great Britain, the tariff has remained one of the most divisive issues in American history. It is also a frequently misunderstood issue. This A-Z encyclopedia, with over 400 entries, provides a comprehensive overview of the people, events, and legislation that have affected tariffs and trade relations from the pre-colonial era to the present. Designed as a tool for students, scholars, and the general public, the book is a useful resource for anyone interested in tariff and trade issues.
Categories: Free trade

This Land This Nation

This Land  This Nation

The fact that farmers were begging for relief, Tugwell suggested, gave the “expert his chance” to couple long-term ... 73 Tugwell, Brains Trust, 205–8; Michael V. Namorato, ed., The Diary of Rexford G. Tugwell, 1932–1935 (1992), 42; ...

Author: Sarah T. Phillips

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139462228

Category: History


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This 2007 book combines political with environmental history to present conservation policy as a critical arm of New Deal reform, one that embodied the promises and limits of midcentury American liberalism. It interprets the natural resource programs of the 1930s and 1940s as a set of federal strategies aimed at rehabilitating the economies of agricultural areas. The New Dealers believed that the country as a whole would remain mired in depression as long as its farmers remained poorer than its urban residents, and these politicians and policymakers set out to rebuild rural life and raise rural incomes with measures tied directly to conservation objectives - land retirement, soil restoration, flood control, and affordable electricity for homes and industries. In building new constituencies for the environmental initiatives, resource administrators and their liberal allies established the political justification for an enlarged federal government and created the institutions that shaped the contemporary rural landscape.
Categories: History

Why the New Deal Matters

Why the New Deal Matters

Rexford Tugwell Diary, November 24, 1934, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library; Michael Vincent Namorato, ed., The Diary of Rexford G. Tugwell: The New Deal, 1932–1935 (New York: Greenwood, 1992), 150. 46.

Author: Eric Rauchway

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300252002

Category: History

Page: 232

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A look at how the New Deal fundamentally changed American life, and why it remains relevant today" The New Deal was America's response to the gravest economic and social crisis of the twentieth century. It now serves as a source of inspiration for how we should respond to the gravest crisis of the twenty-first. There's no more fluent and informative a guide to that history than Eric Rauchway, and no one better to describe the capacity of government to transform America for the better."--Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley The greatest peaceable expression of common purpose in U.S. history, the New Deal altered Americans' relationship with politics, economics, and one another in ways that continue to resonate today. No matter where you look in America, there is likely a building or bridge built through New Deal initiatives. If you have taken out a small business loan from the federal government or drawn unemployment, you can thank the New Deal. While certainly flawed in many aspects--the New Deal was implemented by a Democratic Party still beholden to the segregationist South for its majorities in Congress and the Electoral College--the New Deal was instated at a time of mass unemployment and the rise of fascistic government models and functioned as a bulwark of American democracy in hard times. This book looks at how this legacy, both for good and ill, informs the current debates around governmental responses to crises.
Categories: History