Category Archives: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Political and social history of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hyde Park on Hudson

There are certain occasions in history that appropriate a movie production. Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) is one of those movies. While it is poor history, it is a movie worth watching. It is an attempt to tell two very … Continue reading

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A Convenient Relationship: FDR and the Press

“The president’s performance, observers agreed, was superb, his technique incomparable, and his virtuosity of a kind that, irrespective of where their basic sympathies lay, the Washington correspondents could neither fail to benefit from nor cease to admire,” concludes historian Graham … Continue reading


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“Will you join me? Like Hell I will!”: The Emergence of the Emergency Banking Act

As president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt rode into Union Station on March 2, 1933 to assume leadership of the country two days later, he must have felt the weight of the world on his shoulders.  For most preceding presidential inaugurations, Americans … Continue reading

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FDR and his Masterful Fireside Chats

By Brent  G Stewart “I never realized the full scope of the devotion to him until after he died – until that night and after. Later, I couldn’t go into a subway in New York or a cab without people … Continue reading

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