The Resource The WPA : creating jobs and hope in the Great Depression, Sandra Opdycke

The WPA : creating jobs and hope in the Great Depression, Sandra Opdycke

Label
The WPA : creating jobs and hope in the Great Depression
Title
The WPA
Title remainder
creating jobs and hope in the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Opdycke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Established in 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the most ambitious federal jobs programs ever created in the U.S. At its peak, the program provided work for almost 3.5 million Americans, employing more than 8 million people across its eight-year history in projects ranging from constructing public buildings and roads to collecting oral histories and painting murals. The story of the WPA provides a perfect entry point into the history of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the early years of World War II, while its example remains relevant today as the debate over government's role in the economy continues. In this concise narrative, supplemented by primary documents and an engaging companion website, Sandra Opdycke explains the national crisis from which the WPA emerged, traces the program's history, and explores what it tells us about American society in the 1930s and 1940s. Covering central themes including the politics, race, class, gender, and the coming of World War II, The WPA: Creating Jobs During the Great Depression introduces readers to a key period of crisis and change in U.S. history
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.85/84097309044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5713.6.U54
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical moments in American history
Label
The WPA : creating jobs and hope in the Great Depression, Sandra Opdycke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (189-195) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928751479
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317588450
Lccn
2015044208
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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4507496
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3626118x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928751479
  • sks1138820911

Library Locations

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