American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Workby Nick Taylor
When President Roosevelt took the oath of office in March 1933, he was facing a devastated nation. Four years into the Great Depression, a staggering 13 million American workers were jobless and many millions more of their family members were equally in need. Desperation ruled the land. What people wanted were jobs, not handouts—the pride of earning a paycheck.
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