New Deal Inclusion: Correcting the Record

The New Deal did a great deal of good in overcoming the exclusion of neglected, oppressed and marginalized people in American life. The New Dealers were faced with a daunting task of overcoming long-established patterns of discrimination and social hierarchy, and they could only do so much; yet, the accomplishments of the era’s progressive policies were substantial.  Because both friends and critics of the New Deal have often noted its failures with regard to race, gender, and religion in American life, we felt the need to rise to the defense; so we created a new section on our website, called “New Deal Inclusion,” to document the many ways the Roosevelt Administration aided the elderly, women and people of color, as well as the disabled and refugees. For more information and photographs, see our new New Deal Inclusion page.

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