Infrastructure and the Dignity of Work

Check out Brent McKee’s blog New Deal of the Day for a daily dose of WPA achievements like this culvert project.

WPA in action:
The WPA put in (or improved) 1,178,933 culverts. WPA photo, courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives. Statistic from the “Final Report on the WPA Program, 1935-43,” p. 135.


Rachel Brahinsky is the Living New Deal's managing director and postdoctoral fellow.

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