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Author Maloney, C. J., 1969-

Title Back to the land : Arthurdale, FDR's New Deal, and the costs of economics planning / C.J. Maloney
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents The damnedest cesspool of human misery -- The angel of Arthurdale arrives -- The definition of insanity -- We lucky few -- Spending money like drunken sailors -- Epilogue to the victor, the spoils
Summary How New Deal economic policies played out in the small town of Arthurdale, West Virginia. Today, the U.S. government is again moving to embrace New Deal-like economic policies. While much has been written about the New Deal from a macro perspective, little has been written about how New Deal programs played out on the ground. In Back to the Land, author CJ Maloney tells the true story of Arthurdale, West Virginia, a town created as a "pet project" of the Roosevelts. Designed to be (in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt) "a human experiment station", she was to create a "N
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-284) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- West Virginia -- Arthurdale.
Land settlement -- West Virginia -- Arthurdale.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Subsistence farming -- West Virginia -- Arthurdale.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1118023536 (electronic bk.)
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