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Long-Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal (Understanding Social Problems and Social Issues)

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In this comprehensive survey combining architectural and social policy studies, Leighninger reappraises the enduring achievements of public investment during the New Deal era and argues that, though these initiatives produced the lasting backbone of the U.S. infrastructure, the value of these long-range investments are now being forgotten. In response he systematically assesses the schools, housing, bridges, roads, power plants, courthouses, hospitals, museums, stadiums, zoos, parks, and other public facilities built under the auspices of the New Deal, most of which are still in use today.

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A project adviser to the California New Deal Legacy Project, Leighninger (sociology, Arizona State U.) explains that the active building period of most New Deal Public works was about six years, yet in that short time they enhanced the American public with schools, courthouses, prisons, hospitals, rodeo grounds, parks, museums, fire stations, and other buildings that still contribute to the common wealth. Then he looks at the investment the projects required in terms that could be useful for planning today, should some politician ever again be interested in anything that does not pay off before the next campaign cycle. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570036637
Author:
Leighninger, Robert D., Jr.
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Author:
Leighninger, Robert D.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
New deal, 1933-1939
Subject:
Investments & Securities - General
Subject:
United States Economic conditions 1918-
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Univ of South Carolina
Series:
Understanding Social Problems and Social Issues
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
365
Dimensions:
8.89x6.25x.75 in. 1.01 lbs.

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