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The Resource The WPA--putting America to work, by Jeff Hill

The WPA--putting America to work, by Jeff Hill

Label
The WPA--putting America to work
Title
The WPA--putting America to work
Statement of responsibility
by Jeff Hill
Title variation
Putting America to work
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'The WPA--Putting America to Work' provides a comprehensive overview of the Works Progress Administration, the most expansive effort to provide government-funded employment during the Great Depression. The book explains how the New Deal administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt undertook a massive work-relief initiative as an alternative to direct assistance for the unemployed and places this development in the context of previous U.S. relief initiatives. In assessing this unique era in U.S. history, the volume catalogs the many achievements of the WPA, which ranged from a multitude of small and large construction projects that enhanced the nation's infrastructure to innovative arts endeavors that employed actors, artists, writers, and musicians. [It] also describes how these programs sparked controversy and faced fierce political opposition before coming to an end as the nation entered World War II. Finally, the book considers the legacy of Depression-era work relief, including its effect on subsequent efforts to deal with economic downturns, unemployment, and poverty."-- Provided by the publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Hill, Jeff
Dewey number
362.5/84
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Grade 9 to 12
LC call number
HD5713.6.U54
LC item number
H54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Defining moments
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  • United States
  • Unemployment
  • Manpower policy
  • Public service employment
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Depressions
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The WPA--putting America to work, by Jeff Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A nation unemployed -- The first New deal work programs -- Formation of the Works Progress Administration -- WPA construction projects -- The WPA arts, service, women's, and youth programs -- The end of the WPA -- Legacy of the WPA
  • Narrative overview. A nation unemployed ; The first New Deal work programs ; Formation of the Works Progress Administration ; WPA construction projects ; The WPA arts, service, women's, and youth programs ; The end of the WPA ; Legacy of the WPA -- Biographies. Mary McLeod Bethune (1887-1955) ; Martin Dies Jr. (1900-1972) ; Harry Hopkins (1890-1946) ; Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) ; Mr. Mahoney (1883-?) ; Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) ; Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) ; Orson Welles (1915-1985) ; Ellen S. Woodward (1887-1971) -- Primary sources. Chronicling the difficulties of Depression-era unemployment ; Walter Lippmann urges a new approach to work relief ; President Roosevelt discusses the Works Progress Administration ; Residents of the southern United States recall the WPA ; Hallie Flanagan describes Harry Hopkins's ideas about work relief ; The WPA explains its mission ; A young artist describes his experiences with the WPA's Federal Art Project ; An actor in the Federal Theatre Project recalls the staging of The cradle will rock -- The FTP's "Living newspaper" plays - insightful commentary or government propaganda? ; Herbert Hoover condemns the Works Progress Administration ; President Roosevelt discontinues the WPA ; Comparing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the WPA
Control code
1448552
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780780813311
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1448552
  • (OCoLC)775419571
Label
The WPA--putting America to work, by Jeff Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A nation unemployed -- The first New deal work programs -- Formation of the Works Progress Administration -- WPA construction projects -- The WPA arts, service, women's, and youth programs -- The end of the WPA -- Legacy of the WPA
  • Narrative overview. A nation unemployed ; The first New Deal work programs ; Formation of the Works Progress Administration ; WPA construction projects ; The WPA arts, service, women's, and youth programs ; The end of the WPA ; Legacy of the WPA -- Biographies. Mary McLeod Bethune (1887-1955) ; Martin Dies Jr. (1900-1972) ; Harry Hopkins (1890-1946) ; Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) ; Mr. Mahoney (1883-?) ; Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) ; Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) ; Orson Welles (1915-1985) ; Ellen S. Woodward (1887-1971) -- Primary sources. Chronicling the difficulties of Depression-era unemployment ; Walter Lippmann urges a new approach to work relief ; President Roosevelt discusses the Works Progress Administration ; Residents of the southern United States recall the WPA ; Hallie Flanagan describes Harry Hopkins's ideas about work relief ; The WPA explains its mission ; A young artist describes his experiences with the WPA's Federal Art Project ; An actor in the Federal Theatre Project recalls the staging of The cradle will rock -- The FTP's "Living newspaper" plays - insightful commentary or government propaganda? ; Herbert Hoover condemns the Works Progress Administration ; President Roosevelt discontinues the WPA ; Comparing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the WPA
Control code
1448552
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780780813311
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1448552
  • (OCoLC)775419571

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