Canada’s Raw Deal

Harvey Smith recently came across an article on the Canadian Broadcasting System’s history/learning website, Le Canada, about the Tory alternative to FDR’s New Deal during the early years of the Great Depression:  involuntary work camps for  unemployed men. Such men… read more

Elvis Slept Here

Elvis Presley

The federal government’s foray into urban redevelopment that began under the New Deal reshaped cities across America—with mixed success. The Public Works Administration (PWA) began clearing slums in many cities in 1934, but work was temporarily halted after a Supreme… read more