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New Deal in Georgia

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Creator:Mazzari, Louis
Title:New Deal in Georgia
Date:2004 June 14

Encyclopedia article about the New Deal in Georgia, which brought advances in rural electrification, education, health care, housing, and highway construction. The New Deal also had a particularly personal face in Georgia; Warm Springs was U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt's southern White House, where he met and worked with many different Georgians. From the 1920s and throughout the depression, he saw firsthand the poverty and disease from which the state was suffering, and he approached its problems much as a Georgia farmer-politician would. At the same time, the state's conservative politicians, voicing fears that the New Deal would destroy traditional ways of life, fought tooth and nail against what they saw as government meddling in local affairs, and many of Georgia's political battles of the 1930s revolved around opposition to new federal programs.

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Subjects:Social movements--Georgia--History--20th century | United States--Economic policy--1933-1945 | United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945 | United States--Politics and government--1933-1945 | New Deal, 1933-1939--Georgia | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2004-06-14
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