JSTOR Daily on Frances Perkins
Frances Perkins: Architect of the New Deal She designed Social Security and public works programs that helped bring millions out of poverty. Her work has been largely forgotten. Frances Perkins: Architect of the New Deal
Prints, Drawings, and Photos Picturing the Great Depression
“A Dust Bowl of Dog Soup: Picturing the Great Depression” Virtual Exhibition. Smith College Museum of Art presents prints, drawings, and photos created by the New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Farm Security Administration
Revive Civilian Conservation Corps?
From The New York Times: 7.7 Million Young People Are Unemployed. We Need a New ‘Tree Army.’ The Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps helped build America at a time of national crisis. Let’s do it again.
A More Gracious Society
CONVERSION TO THE WORLD A sermon by the Rev. Charles Hoffacker John 4:5-42 The woman who encounters Jesus at the well ends up converted. She sees everything differently than she did before. Moreover, she contributes
Preservation Magazine features Frances Perkins Homestead
Ask any American what they know about the New Deal, and chances are they’ll tell you about the charismatic president who led the nation through the Great Depression. Few would mention Frances Perkins, Franklin Delano
Could a new WPA help employ thousands today?
How can we avoid sinking into another Great Depression? Unbound author Heather Boushey suggests we must mobilize our growing army of furloughed workers on behalf public health. But how do we do that? She says to