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December 18th, 2013:

The New Deal

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New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:

The New Deal: A Modern History, by Michael Hiltzik. The author asserts how ‘understanding the New Deal today may be more important than any time in the last 8 decades.’ The book reveals the ‘alchemy’ that made it possible for FDR to create a formidable political team ranging from fiscal conservatives to social activists, and how, lacking a model to remake the country’s worst economic downturn, the New Deal was intense experimentation and a work in progress.

managingManaging the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of a Federal Landscape in Appalachia, by Sara Gregg. This book examines the unprecedented transformation of the American landscape during the New Deal era, particularly the redevelopment of the Appalachian Mountains from the 1910s to the 1930s. It uncovers early 20th century history rich with precedents for the New Deal in forest, park, and agricultural policy, offering a new consideration of federal planning using a regional approach to national questions in Northern and Southern Appalachia.

Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.

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