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The Helping Hand

Author: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ : Films Media Group ; Orangeville, ON : McIntyre Media [distributor] 1984
Series: A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1932, the United States had almost no provision by which the federal government could offer a helping hand to the victims of economic collapse. But with a staggering number of Americans out of work, soup kitchens and private charities were simply overwhelmed. Enter Franklin D. Roosevelt-a leader ready to act, armed with a New Deal for the country. Bill Moyers explores America's Depression-era shift to the left in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Sunrise Media LLC, 2010
Named Person: Bill D Moyers; Bill D Moyers
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 695008381
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010).
"In 1932, the United States had almost no provision by which the federal government could offer a helping hand to the victims of economic collapse. But with a staggering number of Americans out of work, soup kitchens and private charities were simply overwhelmed. Enter Franklin D. Roosevelt?a leader ready to act, armed with a New Deal for the country. Bill Moyers explores America?s Depression-era shift to the left in this video. He shows how the rapid growth of government made Washington the center for the nation?s recovery and a purveyor of hope to millions. It was the beginning of the welfare state?American style. (55 minutes)."
Description: 1 streaming video (52 minutes.)
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Beginning of the Welfare State (3:33) --
The Way to Better Times (2:38) --
National Recovery Administration (2:01) --
Works Progress Administration (2:29) --
New Deal Homestead Program (2:53) --
Opponents of the New Deal (3:12) --
Public Benefits as a Right (3:15) --
Government Programs Grow (3:46) --
Promoting General Welfare on Film (5:00) --
Know Your Money (4:00) --
Civilian Conservation Corp (6:31) --
Limited Options During the Depression (4:13) --
Civilian Conservation Corp Reunion (3:04) --
Civilian Conservation Corp Life and Work (4:32) --
Transformation of American Life (2:24) --
The Helping Hand --
Credits (1:00).
Series Title: A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers

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In 1932, the United States had almost no provision by which the federal government could offer a helping hand to the victims of economic collapse. But with a staggering number of Americans out of work, soup kitchens and private charities were simply overwhelmed. Enter Franklin D. Roosevelt-a leader ready to act, armed with a New Deal for the country. Bill Moyers explores America's Depression-era shift to the left in this video. He shows how the rapid growth of government made Washington the center for the nation's recovery and a purveyor of hope to millions. It was the beginning of the welfare state-American style.

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