Dear Mrs. Roosevelt : letters from children of the Great Depression / edited by Robert Cohen. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002. - xi, 266 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-260) and index.

Machine generated contents note: Introduction 3 --CHAPTER 1. Ill-Clothed, Ill-Housed, Ill-Fed 35 --CHAPTER 2. Education 91 --CHAPTER 3. Social Life 145 --CHAPTER 4. Minorities 195 --Epilogue: Responses to the Letters 237.

Activism made Mrs. Roosevelt a beloved figure among poor teens and children, who between the Depression of 1933 wrote her thousands of letters describing their problems and requesting her help. Here are 200 of these extraordinary documents to open a window into the lives of the Depression's youngest victims. Illustrations.

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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 --Correspondence.

Presidents' spouses--United States--Correspondence.
Children--United States--Correspondence.
Poor children--United States--Correspondence.
Depressions--United States--1929--Personal narratives.
Children--Social conditions--United States--20th century--Sources.
Children's writings, American.

United States--History--1933-1945--Sources.
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945--Sources.
United States--Social conditions--1933-1945--Sources.

E807.1.R48 / D43 2002

973.917/092 B