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. Dyess Colony

Fred C. Smith

in Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Dyess Colony, is a brief overview of the political history of Dyess and introduces the more important bosses associated with the colony. New Deal projects were largely under the operational control ... More


New Religious Alliances

Alison Collis Greene

in No Depression in Heaven: Religion and the Great Depression in the Mississippi Delta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199371877
eISBN:
9780199371907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371877.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 opens with a scene from an Arkansas relief office, where a federal employee of the Resettlement Administration evaluated the program’s applicants based in part on personal religious ... More


Struggling Toward a New Deal Land Policy: The Agrarian Action Programs and Beyond, 1933–1938

Jess Gilbert and Richard S. Kirkendall

in Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses some direct-action or economic-action programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) “action agencies” from 1933 to 1938, before the New Deal. In 1933, the USDA's ... More


Uncle Sam as Padrone: The Politics of Labor Supply in Depression and War

Cindy Hahamovitch

in The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846391
eISBN:
9781469603964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899922_hahamovitch.12
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the Wagner Act, which excluded field workers and domestics—some 65 percent of African American workers—from its provisions. Still, field workers were not abandoned by the ... More


The Architect as Houser

Kristin E. Larsen

in Community Architect: The Life and Vision of Clarence S. Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702464
eISBN:
9781501706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702464.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter focuses on Clarence Samuel Stein's contributions as a houser lending consistent support for a government role in order to more effectively engage the private sector while charting his ... More


The Seeger Heritage

Bill C. Malone

in Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life and Musical Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835104
eISBN:
9781469602653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869406_malone.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the prominent role played by the Seeger family in contributing to the propagation of American folk music. Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger were both great exponents of the ... More


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