Looking for the New Deal

Looking for the New Deal

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Rife with palpable misery, the hundreds of letters assembled in Forgotten Women paint a bleak and accurate portrait of the female experience among Floridians during the Great Depression. In pursuit of a means to provide for their families, Florida women doggedly, often naively, wrote letters to agencies, charities, and state and federal government officials asking for relief assistance. Green gathers more than three hundred letters written by Floridians that reveal the immediacy and intensity of their plight. The struggles of many of the women, however, reflect the Depression's extraordinarily devastating impact in Florida, where it followed on the heels of massive hurricanes, a medfly epidemic, and a land bust of monumental dimension.before the New Deal was launched in 1933, there were no federal programs for individuals to turn to for assistance. Hence ... Doyle Carlton, a lawyer from Tampa , had the misfortune to be elected governor on the eve of the stock market crash.

Title:Looking for the New Deal
Author:Elna C. Green
Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press - 2007


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