Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps

Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps

by Connie M. Huddleston
     
 

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At a time when our country struggled with a deep financial depression, the United States began to see incredible numbers of men and women who could not find work. During the first days of his administration, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to create opportunities for this country's uneducated and undereducated young men to find work, help support their families

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At a time when our country struggled with a deep financial depression, the United States began to see incredible numbers of men and women who could not find work. During the first days of his administration, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to create opportunities for this country's uneducated and undereducated young men to find work, help support their families, and receive training in a variety of fields. President Roosevelt's own vision brought about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Images of America: Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps examines the role these young men played in developing three national forests, three national monuments, a national battlefield, 10 state parks, and four military installations. This book illustrates and gives voice to the CCC's rich contribution to Georgia's landscape and history and allows us to understand how the creation of this social employment program was once seen as the shining example of FDR's New Deal.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439622926
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
50 MB
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Meet the Author

Interpretive historian Connie M. Huddleston first became interested in the CCC as she developed exhibits for Georgia State Parks using photographic collections of the National Archives, former members of the CCC, and her personal collection. Huddleston is a historic preservation consultant and owner of Interpreting Time's Past, LL C. She lives in Marietta, Georgia.

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