Three Myths About Unemployment

The New Deal Disproved and Biden Must Reject David Riemer and June Hopkins Originally published on The Hill.  https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/531978-three-myths-about-unemployment As a new administration prepares to grapple with the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, three myths about unemployment continue to muddle the… read more

Donald Trump, the Anti-FDR

By June Hopkins and Stephen Seufert – 12/25/20 Originally published on The Hill https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/531042-donald-trump-the-anti-fdr In April 1932 Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt was running for president when the nation was in the depths of a devastating economic depression. He famously stated, “These… read more

Past Is Prologue: Oregon Murals Provide a “Teachable Moment”

Just as the controversy over the Victor Arnautoff murals in San Francisco’s George Washington High School draws national and even international attention, New Deal era murals in the University of Oregon’s main library stir debate over public art, representations of… read more

On the Trail of the New Deal in Yosemite National Park

Beginning in 1942, when I was a year-and-a-half old, and for years thereafter, I would spend all summer with my parents in Tuolumne Meadows in the upper reaches of Yosemite National Park. I didn’t know until four decades later that… read more

West Virginia Homesteads a Legacy of the New Deal

The river winds from its Appalachian headwaters down the Tygart Valley in West Virginia, where a road known as the Seneca Trail takes snowboarders and hikers to and from Snowshoe’s year-round resort. Nearby, nestled in the crook of the valley’s… read more

New Deal Map — Washington, DC

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Check out our new 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.