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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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View Resource PBS American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl

Created as a follow-up to the PBS film "Surviving the Dust Bowl," this Web site discusses the Dust Bowl with respect to the political, cultural, and economic environment of the 1930s. The site contains detailed descriptions of important people and events of the time period, including the worst storm of the Dust Bowl, known as Black Sunday, and the mass migration from the Great Plains states. The...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dustbowl/
View Resource WPA Land use survey maps for the city of Los Angeles, 1933-1939

Developed as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's massive package of assistance programs designed to pull the United States out of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was known for employing thousands of artists to paint murals in federal buildings and for also employing thousands of the nations' unemployed in hundreds of massive construction projects around the...

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15...