Long-Range Public Investment : The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal

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  • Copyright: 2007-03-15
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Pr
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In this comprehensive survey combining architectural and social policy studies, Leighninger reappraises the enduring achievements of public investment during the New Deal era and argues that, though these initiatives produced the lasting backbone of the U.S. infrastructure, the value of these long-range investments are now being forgotten. In response he systematically assesses the schools, housing, bridges, roads, power plants, courthouses, hospitals, museums, stadiums, zoos, parks, and other public facilities built under the auspices of the New Deal, most of which are still in use today.

Author Biography

Robert D. Leighninger is a sociologist at Arizona State University.

Table of Contents

New Deal timeline
Public works in American historyp. 3
The Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-42p. 11
The Public Works Administration, 1933-35p. 35
The Civil Works Administration, 1933-34p. 43
The Works Progress Administration, 1935-43p. 55
The Public Works Administration, 1935-42p. 80
The Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933-p. 102
Housingp. 118
Resettlementp. 136
Economic stimulusp. 173
Public jobsp. 183
Federalismp. 197
The paradox of porkp. 208
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