Of all the controversies that New Deal art had provoked in San Francisco, such as the Coit Tower and Rincon Annex murals, few equaled that which swirled around what would have been the largest WPA sculpture in the country. But…read more
FEAR ITSELF On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn in as the 32nd president of the United States. He had won in a landslide over the Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover. Millions tuned in to hear a live…read more
Deborah Gardner, a founding member of the Living New Deal New York City Chapter’s Working Group, and Roosevelt House Historian, curated an exhibit titled, “A Lens on FDR’s New Deal” at the Roosevelt House. Find out more about the exhibition here.
Deborah Gardner, a founding member of the Living New Deal New York City Chapter’s Working Group, and Roosevelt House Historian, curated an exhibit at the Roosevelt House. Find out more about the exhibition here.
By Daniel DenvirJacobin.com, December 16, 2023 During the New Deal, right-wing business people were furious that their authority was being challenged in the workplace and in society. So they started organizing. And that’s the origin story of the modern conservative movement….read more
Data for Progress, January 5, 2023 On April 5, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps, enlisting over 3 million young men to conserve America’s public lands. Ninety years later, President Biden has a…read more
By Jamelle BouieThe New York Times, January 10, 2023 Conservative opposition to social insurance goes back to the New Deal itself. Social insurance and the welfare state are more than a ballast against the winds of capitalism; they are part…read more
By Carl NolteSan Francisco Chronicle, January 21, 2023 The USS Potomac had a a big role in the New Deal. It was not just a yacht. A lot of serious presidential work was done on board the Potomac. The president…read more
In 1937, Theodora and John Murray were among 850 families selected to reside in an experimental city built and owned by the federal government. About a half-hour’s drive from Washington, DC., Greenbelt, Maryland is one of three planned residential communities…read more
Living New Deal director Richard Walker published a book chapter titled, “From the New Deal to the Green New Deal.” Published in the volume, The Green New Deal and the Future of Work, edited by Craig Calhoun and Benjamin Y….read more