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Toward a New Deal in Baltimore : people and government in the Great Depression /
Jo Ann E. Argersinger.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1988.
xix, 284 p. : ill.
0807817694 (alk. paper)
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1988.
0807817694 (alk. paper)
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Includes index.
Revision of thesis (Ph. D.)--George Washington University, 1980.
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Bibliography: p. [259]-276.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-10:
Argersinger continues recent trends in New Deal historiography by studying the impact of new social programs on local areas. Her work sets the stage by examining Baltimore before the New Deal and, more generally, urban welfare assistance. She examines New Deal operations in urban areas (specifically in public housing), unemployment, and unionization in Baltimore. Argersinger also assesses the division in the Democratic party caused by the New Deal and the effect on Baltimore caused by the Depression experience. Her selected bibliography reveals that she consulted extensive primary and secondary sources. Endnotes provide exact citations, often giving the author's opinions about those sources. Argersinger found that the New Deal did cause some changes in Baltimore, especially in enhancing the role played by private individuals and community organizations in shaping public policy, but "local political opposition...seemed to limit the effectiveness of its programs in the city...." This study adds significant knowledge about the "Roosevelt revolution." Recommended for undergraduate, graduate, and larger public libraries. -J. P. Sanson, Louisiana State University at Eunice
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
the Urban Setting: Baltimore Between the Warsp. 1
Private Relief and Public Assistance: The Origins of Municipal Welfarep. 21
Policies and Programs: The New Deal in the Cityp. 57
Community Organization and Citizen Participation: Public Housing and the New Dealp. 93
Organizing the Unemployed: The Jobless and the New Dealp. 113
the Struggle to Unionize: Labor Organization and the New Dealp. 141
Democratic Division: The Politics of Roosevelt and the Party of Traditionp. 178
Baltimore, the Great Depression, and the New Dealp. 205
Notesp. 219
Selected Bibliographyp. 259
Indexp. 277
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