Franklin D. Roosevelt

Roosevelt’s Southern Connection

Was the US president ‘dealing with the devil’ in his relationships with segregationist politicians or was his ‘the art of the possible’?

Roosevelt: The Real Deal

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s genius inspired hope during the Great Depression and played a crucial role in the Second World War.

Dust Bowl Blues

A photograph taken during the Great Depression prompts Roger Hudson to re-evaluate Roosevelt’s New Deal.

The United Nations: The Free World's Great Parade

Dan Plesch describes how President Roosevelt’s introduction of a global day of solidarity in June 1942 successfully promoted the ideals of the United Nations and his Four Freedoms, boosting morale in the worldwide fight against fascism.

The First of the Hundred Days

Franklin Delano Roosevelt – widely regarded as one of the greatest of all American presidents –  began his first term in office on 4 March, 1933.

The Rise and Fall of the Big Three

Paul Dukes assesses the roles of the major statesmen from Britain, the USA and the USSR during the Second World War and the onset of the Cold War.

Overlord, Over-ruled and Over There

David Nicholas suggests that America’s involvement in northern Europe was unwittingly shaped by a British War Office official, against the wishes of the President.