- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : The New Deal
Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter and Columbia University provost Alan Brinkley discuss the first 100 days of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency, the subject of Alter’s recent book, The Defining Moment: FDR's First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope.
David M. Kennedy is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University. Freedom from Fear focuses primarily on political and economic developments, recounting how presidents and citizens responded to the two great catastrophic events of the century: the Great Depression and World War II.
Historian Alan Brinkley looks at the New Deal era with an international perspective, exploring the evolution of global experiments in government occurring around the world, particularly fascism, communism, and liberal democracy.
Curator of the Gilder Lehrman Collection, Sandra Trenholm, describes documents in the Neta Snook Collection, including letters and photographs of Amelia Earhart. Biographer Susan Butler (East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart) offers additional insight into Earhart's life and her ill-fated final flight.