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American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work

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Nick Taylor is the author of seven nonfiction books and collaborated with John Glenn on his memoir. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553381320
Author:
Taylor, Nick
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
TWO 16PP PHOTO INSERTS
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.14x6.34x1.44 in. 1.51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1935, the Works Progress Administration was created, which would forever change the physical landscape and the social policies of the United States. The WPA lasted for eight years, employed 8.5 million men and women, and gave the country not only a renewed spirit but a fresh face.
"Synopsis" by , Seventy-five years after Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal, here for the first time is the remarkable story of one of its enduring cornerstones, the Works Progress Administration (WPA): its passionate believers, its furious critics, and its amazing accomplishments.

The WPA is American history that could not be more current, from providing economic stimulus to renewing a broken infrastructure. Introduced in 1935 at the height of the Great Depression, when unemployment and desperation ruled the land, this controversial nationwide jobs program would forever change the physical landscape and social policies of the United States. The WPA lasted eight years, spent $11 billion, employed 8½ million men and women, and gave the country not only a renewed spirit but a fresh face. Now this fascinating and informative book chronicles the WPA from its tumultuous beginnings to its lasting presence, and gives us cues for future action.

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