A wealth of public works was created under President Franklin Roosevelt from 1933 to 1942. We will look at the remarkable legacy of the New Deal; its relevance to the politics of national unity and reconstruction today; and the Living New Deal Project, which has amassed a huge collection of photographs, documents, and other supporting information. Leading project members will teach the class through lectures, discussion, and research.
Richard Walker is professor emeritus of geography at UC Berkeley and author of The Capitalist Imperative, The New Social Economy, The Conquest of Bread, The Country in the City, The Atlas of California, and Pictures of a Gone City. He directs the Living New Deal Project at UC Berkeley.
Note: This class begins January 29 and ends March 5.