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Signed Copy of His Commissioned Report on the 1934 Textile Industry Crisis
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. (1882-1945). Thirty-second president of the United States. Twice signed typescript. ("F.D.R"). 38pp. 4to. (10½" x 7½"). N.p., September 17, 1934. Roosevelt's personal bound copy of the "Report of the Board of Inquiry For The Cotton Textile Industry To The President," with the holograph note "by F.P. to F.DR. in propria persona F.DR." Additionally signed by Chairman of the Board of Inquiry JOHN WINANT (1889-1947; "John G. Winant") and Secretary of Labor FRANCES PERKINS (1880-1965; "Frances Perkins"), who has added in her hand "all at Hyde Park N.Y. ­in conference."During the 1920s, the American textile industry, facing increased foreign competition and an oversupply that led to a downturn in prices, responded by not only moving its manufacturing facilities to the South, where labor costs were cheaper, but also increased its production demands, a practice known as a "stretch-out." In response to worsening labor conditions, unions became larger and stronger and by the late 1920s laborers began to strike in significant numbers. The stock market crash in the fall of 1929 only exacerbated the situation, and many Northern mills laid off portions of their workforce, increasing production pressures on those who remained employed.Roosevelt, as New York's governor at the outset of the Depression, had offered tax relief to the state's farmers, created America's first state relief agency, and provided low-cost utilities. His bold initiatives gained him both national prominence and the 1932 Democratic presidential nomination. At the Democratic National Convention, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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