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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
Creator
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Nick
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Job creation
  • Depressions
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Public works
Label
American-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work, Nick Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [551]-555) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Folly and triumph
  • pt. 5.
  • The arts programs
  • 6.
  • The phantom of recovery
  • pt. 7.
  • The WPA under attack
  • pt. 8.
  • WPA : War Preparation Agency
  • Epilogue : The legacy of the WPA
  • Prologue
  • Glossary
  • Some highlights of the WPA
  • A chronology : 1929-1946
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • pt. 1.
  • In extremis
  • pt. 2.
  • Hope on the rise
  • pt. 3.
  • The dawn of the WPA
  • pt. 4.
Control code
170057676
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 630 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553802351
Isbn Type
(hardocover)
Lccn
2007034563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(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 (pages [551]-555) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Folly and triumph
  • pt. 5.
  • The arts programs
  • 6.
  • The phantom of recovery
  • pt. 7.
  • The WPA under attack
  • pt. 8.
  • WPA : War Preparation Agency
  • Epilogue : The legacy of the WPA
  • Prologue
  • Glossary
  • Some highlights of the WPA
  • A chronology : 1929-1946
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • pt. 1.
  • In extremis
  • pt. 2.
  • Hope on the rise
  • pt. 3.
  • The dawn of the WPA
  • pt. 4.
Control code
170057676
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 630 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553802351
Isbn Type
(hardocover)
Lccn
2007034563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)170057676

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