The New Deal and Texas History

The New Deal and Texas History

Saving the Past through Hardship and Turmoil

Ronald E. Goodwin


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This book examines the many ways in which the New Deal revived Texas’s economic structure after the 1929 collapse. Ronald Goodwin analyzes how Franklin Roosevelt’s initiative, and in particular, the Work Progress Administration, remedied rampant unemployment and homelessness in twentieth-century Texas.


Ronald E. Goodwin:

Ron Goodwin is associate professor at Prairie View A&M University.