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Week 2 — Encyclopedia by Letters

This week I’m reading an entry from each letter of the alphabet (26 entries if you’re keeping score) from a different Encyclopedia every day.

Today was Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, and here’s what I read about:

  1. American Youth Congress
  2. Bourke-White, Margaret
  3. Conservative Coalition
  4. Disney, Walt
  5. Ezekiel, Mordecai
  6. Fair Labor Standards Act
  7. Gold Diggers of 1933
  8. Henderson, Leon
  9. Indian Reorganization Act of 1934
  10. . Johnson, Lyndon B.
  11. . Kristallnacht
  12. . Lindbergh, Charles
  13. . Mills, Ogden
  14. . Norris-La Guardia Act
  15. . Olson, Floyd B.
  16. . Peace Movement
  17. . —
  18. . Raper, Arthur
  19. . Social Workers
  20. . Thomas, Norman
  21. . United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)
  22. . Vann, Robert
  23. . Weaver, Robert Clifton
  24. . —
  25. . —
  26. . —

The impression I got from Jonathan Alter’s The Defining Moment (or maybe it was a PBS special) was that FDR remained isolationist as late as his 1940 campaign. Even so, it seems people were derided for being isolationist and/or pacifist earlier than that. The things you learn! BTW, did you know Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit?

Altogether, it’s a neat little two-volume set.

[Week 1 note: I had a Turk-free weekend. When I’ve completed 8 hours, I’ll post the final tally].