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The Resource American-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work, Nick Taylor

American-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work, Nick Taylor

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American-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work
Title
American-made
Title remainder
the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work
Statement of responsibility
Nick Taylor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When President Roosevelt took the oath of office in 1933, he was facing a devastated nation. Four years into the Great Depression, 13 million American workers were jobless. What people wanted were jobs, not handouts, and in 1935, after a variety of temporary relief measures, a permanent nationwide jobs program was created--the Works Progress Administration, which would forever change the physical landscape and the social policies of the United States. The WPA lasted for eight years, spent $11 billion, and employed 8 and a half million men and women. The agency combined the urgency of putting people back to work with a vision of physically rebuilding America. Its workers laid roads, erected dams, bridges, tunnels, and airports, but also performed concerts, staged plays, and painted murals. Sixty years later, there is almost no area in America that does not bear some visible mark of its presence.--From publisher description
Summary
A history of FDR's New Deal looks at the origins of the Works Progress Administration in the dark days of the Great Depression, examining the politics and development of the WPA from 1935 to 1943 and assessing the legacy of the controversial program
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
234934
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.13/77097309043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5724
LC item number
.T34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work
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American-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work, Nick Taylor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-555) and index
Contents
In extremis -- Hope on the rise -- The dawn of the WPA -- Folly and triumph -- The arts programs -- The phantom of recovery -- The WPA under attack -- WPA: War Preparation Agency -- The legacy of the WPA -- Glossary
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 630 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553802351
Isbn Type
(hardocover)
Lccn
2007034563
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn170057676
  • (OCoLC)170057676
Label
American-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work, Nick Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-555) and index
Contents
In extremis -- Hope on the rise -- The dawn of the WPA -- Folly and triumph -- The arts programs -- The phantom of recovery -- The WPA under attack -- WPA: War Preparation Agency -- The legacy of the WPA -- Glossary
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 630 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553802351
Isbn Type
(hardocover)
Lccn
2007034563
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn170057676
  • (OCoLC)170057676

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