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  • The New Deal Social Security and Labor Relations
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    The New Deal: Social Security and Labor Relations

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the 1935 Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act on American life and society, as well as the current state of Social Security and labor…

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  • emBlack Culture and the New Dealem
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    Black Culture and the New Deal

    Lauren Sklaroff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). In her book she examines New Deal…

    790 views
  • emFranklin Delano Rooseveltem
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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Alan Brinkley, former provost of Columbia University, talked about his book Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Oxford University Press, 2009). He recounts the life of the thirty-second president…

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    Masters and Commanders

    Historian Andrew Roberts talked about his book Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945 (Harper, 2009; Harper Perennial, 2010). In his book he describes the…

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  • The New Deal Arts and History Programs
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    The New Deal: Arts and History Programs

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the Works Progress Administration’s culture and history programs. The programs included federal funding for art, writers, theatre and music projects. After…

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  • emFDRs Shadowem
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    FDR's Shadow

    Julie Fenster talked about her book FDR’s Shadow: Louis Howe, The Force That Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). In her book she recounts the life of Louis Howe, aid…

    474 views
  • emFDRs Alphabet Soupem
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    FDR's Alphabet Soup

    Tonya Bolden talked about her book for middle-school children, FDR’s Alphabet Soup: New Deal America 1932-1939 (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010). Ms. Bolden’s book examines President Franklin…

    441 views
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    Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill

    Stephen Ortiz talked about his book Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era (New York University Press, 2009). In his book he presents a history of…

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