The New Deal was a deeply ethical project, and most New Dealers were motived by a strong commitment to social justice and collective welfare.  This led them to seek ways to lift working Americans out of the poverty and despair into which they had been plunged by the Great Depression and to make huge investments in public goods, such as infrastructure, civic buildings, schools and community halls.  Education and health were moral as well as practical issues for the New Dealers, as was the improvement of daily life through public art. More content to come.

Living New Deal. Still Working.