THE SPECIFIC SOURCES of my study in the intellectual history of the New Deal are indicated in the following Notes. To avoid undue distraction to the reader and excessive clutter in the text, the references for an entire paragraph have generally been gathered into a single citation. In addition to the biographies, memoirs, and general works dealing with the period of the thirties, there is an ever-increasing number of scholarly monographs exploring in depth particular New Deal agencies and ideas. The interested reader may also wish to examine some of the contemporary literature of the thirties now conveniently gathered in the many excellent anthologies which cover the politics and economics as well as belles lettres of the decade. FDR's own contribution is documented in The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, edited by Samuel Rosenman ( 13 vols., New York: Random House; Macmillan; Harper, 1938-1950), and is cited in the notes as PPAFDR.
Standard secondary works of particular merit for this study include the later chapters of Merle Curti The Growth of American Thought, ( 3rd ed., New York: Harper and Row, 1964); Charles and Mary Beard broad cultural history of the thirties, America in Midpassage ( 2 vols., New York: Macmillan 1939),