Category: Living New Deal

Digital Humanities, Public History, and How We Remember the Past: An Introduction to the Living New Deal

The New Deal, that constellation of economic stimulus policies and social programs enacted to lift Americans out of the Great Depression, was about more than building post offices and bringing electricity to rural folk. Asking for the participation of millions of Americans effected a conceptual shift in how the nation thought of itself. Indeed, the New Deal promoted a sense that our past, present, and future were best understood by drawing together multiple voices and experiences.

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