Video: FDR, the WPA, and the New Deal

American History Webinar Series

National Association of Scholars

In the depths of the Great Depression, FDR's New Deal promised relief to millions of Americans. Most notably, the Works Progress Administration provided jobs for unemployed men to complete public works projects including bridges, roads, parks, and public buildings.

How successful was the WPA at putting Americans to work and assisting them through the difficult years of the depression? Did other New Deal programs succeed? What legacy do the WPA and other New Deal programs leave behind today?

This event will feature William Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History, Emeritus, and a Co-Director of the Program on History, Public Policy, and Social Change at Duke University; Paul Moreno, William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History and Dean of Social Sciences at Hillsdale College; and Tiffany Miller, Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Dallas. You may find links to purchase their books here.

The discussion will be moderated by Vincent Phillip Muñoz, Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.


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