The Thirties in America Review

“Though the Great Depression was the major concern of 1930s' US and Canada, over 50 subject categories receive attention, adding to the usefulness of this set. The three volumes feature 670 alphabetically arranged entries ranging up to six pages. Each signed article includes a summary, a section on impact, "further reading" suggestions, and cross-references. Special features include 312 photographs, 16 maps, and 70 sidebars (lists, time lines, tables, graphs, and textual extracts). The 15 appendixes cover the arts, politics, and sports…Summing Up: Recommended. High school students, lower-level undergraduates, and general readers.”
-CHOICE, 2011

“Equally useful for directed searches or browsing, accessible, engaging, and accurate, this resource is recommended for libraries serving researchers in high school and up.”
-Booklist, 2011

“Intelligently conceived and well prepared, this reference is appropriate for an audience at high school level or above, and general readers.”
-Booknews, 2011

“Libraries collecting the series will want this one, and since this decade is a popular subject for history research papers, The Thirties can be considered for stand-alone purchase as well.”
-School Library Journal, 2011

“BOTTOM LINE The writing is appropriate for high school and college students seeking information about drama, entertainment, legislation, literature, music, sports, etc., with a focus on the Great Depression and events surrounding it. Similar to the other volumes in Salem’s “Decades” series, this set is welcome for its coverage of a tumultuous decade in both the United States and Canada.”
-Library Journal, 2011