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A Fair Deal or a Raw Deal?

Cybelle Fox

in Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152233
eISBN:
9781400842582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152233.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the first New Deal and access to Federal Emergency Relief, as well as the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration, and the Civil Works Administration. ... More


To Build a Dam

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the building of the O'Shaughnessy Dam, the largest concrete dam in the United States when completed in 1923, and the keystone of the Hetch Hetchy water and power system. It ... More


Ready to Fall

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the repair of the damage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre caused by the July 1927 earthquake. An evaluation by the Palestinian Department of Public Works (DPW) stated that ... More


Economic Equality, Racial Erasure: The Spatial and Cultural Interventions of Federal Public Works Agencies

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As the Mission District suffered through the Great Depression, a number of New Deal agencies intervened to invest in infrastructure. The Mission hosted major projects from the Works Progress ... More


The Scales of Public Utility:: Agricultural Roads and State Space in the Era of the British Occupation

Aaron George Jakes

in The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748670123
eISBN:
9781474405973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Histories of British rule in Egypt have long construed colonial public works projects simply in terms of the revenue they generated for debt repayment. This chapter focuses on one such project—the ... More


Newcomer to Washington: The Securities Act of 1933

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the start of Cohen's role in the New Deal. The discussions include the Lowenthal–Cohen critique of the Hastings bill; the Thompson bill on securities reform; Cohen's jobs as ... More


With the Labor of These Slaves: Producing the Modern State

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores South Carolina’s developmental policy and reform agenda in the post-War of 1812 era, arguing that public works and the labor of state slaves were part of a broader project ... More


Building the Chicago Housing Authority

in Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226360850
eISBN:
9780226360874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360874.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The reformers who wrote the Housing Act of 1937 soon took the helm of the new United States Housing Authority to implement their handiwork. Nathan Straus, a housing reformer who built one of the ... More


An Economic and Demographic History of São Paulo, 1850-1950

Francisco Vidal Luna and Herbert S. Klein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503602007
eISBN:
9781503604124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602007.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This volume is the continuation of an earlier study of colonial and imperial São Paulo and covers the period 1850-1950. These volumes are the first full scale survey of the economy and society of the ... More


The New Deal on Main Street

in Modernizing Main Street: Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218007
eISBN:
9780226218021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218021.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In March 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt returned to Gainesville, Georgia. It was nearly two years since a devastating tornado destroyed most of downtown. Now, instead of the destruction and ... More


“Barbed-Wire Deterrents”: Detention and Relief at Indian Famine Camps, 1876–1901

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Famine in India during the 1870s and 1890s was the context for the development of British camps on a mass and unprecedented scale. In a “state of exception,” extrajudicial detention camps arrested ... More


Patronizing the Northeast: IFOCS under Vargas in the 1930s

Eve E. Buckley

in Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634302
eISBN:
9781469634326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634302.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter reviews the policy commitments and governing styles of the several national regimes led by Getúlio Vargas from 1930 to 1945, and it demonstrates how approaches to drought aid in the ... More


Public employment in South Africa

Kate Philip

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0033
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses South Africa’s public employment programmes (PEPs). It begins with an overview of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). It then turns to policy issues for PEPs in South ... More


Employment Guarantee

Jean Drèze

in Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833468
eISBN:
9780191871900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833468.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter consists of five essays on India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). Two essays make the case for NREGA as a step towards the right to work, and responds to the critics. ... More


Building Mr. Bell’s Museum

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the birth of the Minnesota Natural History Museum. The museum at the zoology building was full due to the large dioramas. Unfortunately for Thomas Sandler Roberts, the state ... More


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