The Lowdown

The Lowdown features articles on the people, projects and achievements of the Living New Deal itself.

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  • "Republic of Detours” Wins New Deal Book Award
    • July 7, 2022
    Scott Borchert is the winner of the Living New Deal’s first annual New Deal Book Award for his 2021 book about the Federal Writers’ Project, Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). The Award Committee called it: "...a beautifully written and timely ...
  • Looking Back and Looking Ahead
    • July 7, 2022
    We recently published our 2021 Annual Report. Created by Susan Ives Communications, the report highlights the achievements of our biggest year yet. You can flip through the interactive version of the annual report on our website.   The 90th anniversary of the launch of the New Deal (1933-1942) will soon be upon us. The Living ...
  • Expanding Our Social Media Efforts
    • July 7, 2022
    The Living New Deal's social media accounts are thriving, Our Twitter account now has more than 1,000 followers—a key tipping point. Our Facebook friends number over 2,000. “Art is Life” (with 10,000 followers on Facebook) made Living New Deal a featured Instagram site. This steady growth in our social media ...
  • Reaching a Major Milepost Mapping the New Deal
    • July 7, 2022
    The Living New Deal recently added the 17,000th New Deal site to our website! This achievement is testimony to the diligent, unseen work of our volunteer National Associates and staff researchers. Their work is the foundation of everything we do. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Along the way, we’ve discovered some New ...
  • Hot Off the Press! The New Deal Map & Guide to Washington DC
    • August 15, 2021
    Two years in the works, the LND's Map & Guide to the Art and Architecture of the New Deal in Washington DC. is now available. It features 500 New Deal sites in and around the District, dozens of descriptions and photos of notable sites and a walking tour of New ...
  • Help Us Map the New Deal with our Mobile App
    • August 15, 2021
    Mapping the legacy of the New Deal just took a leap forward with the release of the Living New Deal app for iPhones—free from the Apple App Store. The Living New Deal developed the first-ever online catalog of what the New Deal left to America. Our online map reveals thousands of New Deal public ...
  • Living New Deal Webinar: Saving the Republic: The New Deal and Far-Right Extremism with Kevin Baker
    • August 15, 2021
    Please join us on Zoom for Kevin Baker’s talk, Saving the Republic: The New Deal and Far-Right Extremism, about the rise of the far-right during the 1930s to counter the New Deal and its social liberalism. Baker, an award-winning author, is a contributing editor to Harper's and a regular contributor to Politico, The New York Times ...
  • Introducing Our New Board Members
    • August 15, 2021
    We are pleased to welcome two new members to our National Research Board of scholars of the New Deal and present-day America. Darrick Hamilton, professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School in New York is a leading expert on inequality and racial disparity. As Director of the Institute ...
  • Living New Deal Webinar: "Art and Activism: Posters for Social Change"
    • August 15, 2021
    Our first webinar of the year, on January 7 brought together leading experts on the role of posters in social movements. Lincoln Cushing, an artist, archivist and author based in Berkeley, discussed the history of posters as tools of social change. Ennis Carter, founding director of Philadelphia-based DfSI/Social Impact Studios and author of Posters ...
  • Living New Deal Launches Webinar Series
    • November 25, 2020
    In September, the Living New Deal NYC held “From the Original New Deal to the Green New Deal,” a webinar featuring a diverse group of panelists that attracted 400 registrants. Keynote speaker Robert Kuttner—distinguished economist, author and editor of The American Prospect—laid out an ambitious agenda for a Green New Deal ...
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