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Nannie Carson, a WPA worker, gives her testimony of how she educated the mountain people of Hackletown, discussing the impact of the New Deal and the effect it had on the Depression. Unemployment was still high and an anti-New Deal backlash had begun.
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28 June 2007

Classroom Ideas

Ask students to investigate how the New Deal failed to kick start the economy. How did the New Deal threaten American’s old traditions of free trade and competition? Challenge the class to explore the positives and negatives of both the New Deal and the anti-New Deal backlash. What were the short and long term impacts on American politics, social structures and economics?

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