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Brent at the National Archives

Mapping New Deal New York and Washington, DC

The Living New Deal is currently engaged in a major effort to expand our coverage of New Deal sites in and around Washington and New York City.  Because these are two central places in the national consciousness, they are key… Read More

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FDR, The Roosevelts

“The Roosevelts” Premieres on PBS

Ken Burns’s new documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premieres on PBS on Sunday, September 14 and runs consecutive nights through September 20. The 7-part series interweaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. “The Rising Road, 1933-1939,” which… Read More

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National Youth Association: USA Work Program Float

Ten Reasons for a National Youth Service

Ever since the New Deal’s National Youth Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and a brief flurry of public-spiritedness during the Kennedy years, America has minimized both expectations and opportunities for public service.  Fewer Americans than at any time in… Read More

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