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The American Experience | The Presidents | FDR
Web site to the FDR episode of the PBS television series The Presidents. The site includes teaching plans, online resources, and a program summary.

New Deal Cultural Programs: Experiments in Cultural Democracy
Part of a longer work by Don Adams and Arlene Goldbard on The Institute for Cultural Democracy's "Webster's World of Cultural Policy" site.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Tribute to Greatness
A brief biography on the Women's International Center site.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
A timeline and brief biography of FDR on POTUS: Presidents of the United States, a service of the Internet Public Library, at the University of Michigan.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
An essay by Doris Kearns Goodwin from the PBS broadcast Character Above All. On the Public Broadcasting Service Web site.

Picture America: Photographs of the Great Depression
Corbis Production's elegantly designed companion Web site to their CD-ROM FDR. The site contains photo essays on FSA photographers Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Ben Hahn, Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, and Marion Post Wolcott.

Washington Post On-line
The Post's site has The FDR Years: On Roosevelt and His Legacy, By William E. Leuchtenburg and the Associated Press account of the 1929 stock market crash at Dizzy Stock Plunge Halts as Strong Interests Buy. Remembering Franklin Delano Roosevelt includes samples of some of the 800 responses the Post received from people sharing their memories of FDR.

Grolier Online
The online encyclopedia has a biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt and an entry on the New Deal.

Wendell L. Willkie, 1892-1944
This biographical website, developed by Timothy Walker, presents a nicely drawn chronological essay covering Willkie's life from childhood through WWII. The site also contains photographs, campaign buttons, sound clips, and a useful bibliography.

Herold Lehman
A website devoted to New Deal era artist Herold Lehman. Under the WPA, Lehman designed the mural Man's Daily Bread, at Riker's Island Penitentiary in New York City.

Slouching Towards Utopia?: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century, XIV - The Great Crash and the Great Slump
Study of the economics of the Great Depression by Brad De Long, Professor of Economics at The University of California at Berkeley. Argues that the Federal Reserve's use of tight monetary policy exacerbated the crisis. Discusses the macroeconomic conflicts that are associated with unemployment.

The Kingfishery
Dedicated to Senator Huey P. Long. The Kingfishery, developed by Vanderbilt University graduate student Rick Watson, includes a user forum, biographical information, and resource guides.

Federal Writers' Project
Petra Schindler Carter's Web site, complementing her dissertation-in-progress: "Vintage Snapshots: Reflections of a Nation in the WPA American Guide Series."

The Crash of 1929.
An essay containing audio links and images on R. Richard Savill's The Jazz Age Page.

The Great Depression: Its Causes and Cure
An essay by Steve Kangas on the economic conditions underlying the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression.

Free to Die for Their Country
This University of Chicago Press website introduces the story of the Japanese American draft resisters of World War II—their resistance, trial, and imprisonment.

Conscience and the Constitution
PBS website on the story of the Japanese American draft resisters of World War II.

"I Do Solemnly Swear . . ."
American Memory online collection of selected materials to celebrate the inaugurations of the presidents of the United States. The collection has been organized chronologically by presidential inauguration, each of the four FDR inaugurations is treated separately.