The Civil Works Administration 1933-1934: The Business of Emergency Employment in the New Deal

The Civil Works Administration 1933-1934: The Business of Emergency Employment in the New Deal (Hardcover)

The Civil Works Administration 1933-1934: The Business of Emergency Employment in the New Deal

#10 Workers paint the gold dome of Denver Capital, for a project contributing to the Civil Works administration.

#10 Workers paint the gold dome of Denver Capital, for a project contributing to the Civil Works administration.

On July 15, 1938, PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT wrote a letter of greeting to the representatives of the public and of the medical professions who would be attending the National Health Conference in Washington, D.C.   The President told them that there was a pressing need for a coordinated national action program on health. "Such a program," wrote the President, "necessarily must take account of the fact that millions  . . . .

On July 15, 1938, PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT wrote a letter of greeting to the representatives of the public and of the medical professions who would be attending the National Health Conference in Washington, D.C. The President told them that there was a pressing need for a coordinated national action program on health. "Such a program," wrote the President, "necessarily must take account of the fact that millions . . . .

English: Reliance Insurance Company of Philadelphia (1881-82), 429 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, by Furness & Evans, architects. Photograph from George W. Engelhart

English: Reliance Insurance Company of Philadelphia (1881-82), 429 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, by Furness & Evans, architects. Photograph from George W. Engelhart

Memphis Pink Palace Museum Murals -   Project type: Art, Mural	 New Deal Agencies: Civil Works Administration (CWA), Public Works of Art Project (PWAP)	 Started: 1934	 Completed: 1935	 Artists: Burton Callicott

Memphis Pink Palace Museum Murals - Project type: Art, Mural New Deal Agencies: Civil Works Administration (CWA), Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) Started: 1934 Completed: 1935 Artists: Burton Callicott

The Civil Works Administration was established during the Great Depression to rapidly create manual labor jobs for millions of unemployed workers. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled the CWA on November 8, 1933. Roosevelt was convinced that jobs were much better for everyone than cash handouts. The CWA's workers laid 12 million feet of sewer pipe and built or improved 255,000 miles of roads, 40,000 schools, 3,700 playgrounds, and nearly 1,000 airports.

The Civil Works Administration was established during the Great Depression to rapidly create manual labor jobs for millions of unemployed workers. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled the CWA on November 8, 1933. Roosevelt was convinced that jobs were much better for everyone than cash handouts. The CWA's workers laid 12 million feet of sewer pipe and built or improved 255,000 miles of roads, 40,000 schools, 3,700 playgrounds, and nearly 1,000 airports.

#3 The Civil Works Administration employed unskilled people in need of work, sewing was one of the jobs many women did.

#3 The Civil Works Administration employed unskilled people in need of work, sewing was one of the jobs many women did.

The Civil Works Administration, 1933-1934: The Business of Emergency Employment in the New Deal

The Civil Works Administration, 1933-1934: The Business of Emergency Employment in the New Deal (Paperback)

The Civil Works Administration, 1933-1934: The Business of Emergency Employment in the New Deal

Road construction project of the Civil Works Administration in Burnt Corn, Alabama. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

Road construction project of the Civil Works Administration in Burnt Corn, Alabama. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

#11 Census of American business: 1933. A civil works administration project that was pretty well known.

#11 Census of American business: 1933. A civil works administration project that was pretty well known.

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