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

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

New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.