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The New Deal for Artists (Documentary) DVD Edition


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SKU: 210727-88224-1
UPC: 896137001665
Weight: 0.05 lbs
Condition: New

With the failure of President Hoovers policies at the end of 1929, marked by the stock market crash on October 24, 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression, the decade that began with the dream of endless progress and prosperity came to an end with millions unemployed. American industrial workers who had lost their jobs lined up in the streets for a bowl of soup and hunk of bread.

Depression, new technology and foreclosure by the banks drove more than half the American farmers to bankruptcy. By 1932 something had to change and the newly elected President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, created the New Deal to put America back to work. The Works Project Administration (WPA) and Farm Security Administration (FSA) were formed to carry out this plan.


  • A dazzling and moving portrait of a period that deserves its place in the sun. - Sandy Rovner, The Washington Post
  • [A] warm look back at W.P.A. and the arts…This is not a dispassionate treatise. Introduced by Studs Terkel and narrated by Orson Welles, it is a celebration of an experiment that ended only, as Mr. Terkel sees it, ”when the primitives, the Neanderthals, took over. - John J. O'Connor, The New York Times
  • Studs Terkel himself, in classic finger-wagging mode, opens this Orson Welles-narrated film exhorting the viewer to absorb the information presented. You will be blown away by the sights, sounds, and information. Education was never this fun. - Neely Swanson, Easy Reader News


  • Number of Discs: 1

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DVDSKU: 210727-88224-1
UPC: 896137001665
Weight: 0.05 lbs
Condition: New