The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 88, July 1984 - April, 1985 Page: 228
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228 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
dence, Texans were so slow in facing the relief problem that little was
accomplished until Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed office.
The author has accurately reflected public opinion and conditions
in Texas during the early years of the Great Depression. The book
probably could have been improved by moving the footnotes to the
back and by including more personal interviews with survivors. These,
however, are minor matters, for Whisenhunt has successfully depicted
the onset and maturation of the depression.
Originally a dissertation, this book has been published as part of
the Modern American History series edited by Frank Freidel. Whisen-
hunt has revised his dissertation to include recent scholarship and re-
search. The documentation is impressive; most of it is primary source
material. Moreover, an extensive bibliography and index complete the
work. Either as an eye opener or a reminder, it deserves the reader's
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 88, July 1984 - April, 1985, periodical, 1984/1985; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101210/m1/262/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.