These days it’s important to remember a time when our government invested in new infrastructure, the arts, parks, the environment, and the health and welfare of the American people. Our new publication, a “Map and Guide to New Deal New York,” highlights a thousand examples of what the New Deal created in just one city. The map will make its debut next month in Manhattan at events at the Roosevelt House at Hunter College and Museum of the City of New York, both featuring leading writers and scholars of the New Deal.
In this issue, you’ll find a medley of history, news, and commentary: the cost of wooing a reluctant Congress to the New Deal; the CCC’s long-term impact in Idaho; and the prolific life of a CCC artist, Frank Cassara, who died recently at 103; and more. Thank you for your support for a new New Deal!