The WPA: Creating Jobs and Hope in the Great Depression

Sandra Opdycke (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$56.34
Publisher
Routledge
Publish Date
April 20, 2016
Pages
198
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781138820920

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About the Author

Sandra Opdycke is the Associate Director at the Institute for Innovation in Social Policy at Vassar College.

Reviews

Sandra Opdycke has written a concise and highly readable book about how the Works Progress Administration gave hope and a modicum of security to millions of Americans during the depths of the Great Depression. She also shows why this crucial but underappreciated component of the New Deal remains instructive today. The history of the WPA reminds us that government can help to solve our biggest problems, that a successful economy provides a decent life for all, and that every American deserves a chance to contribute to society.

Chad Alan Goldberg, author of Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfareγ€€