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4. The Transformations and Limits of the New Deal
About this Lecture
In this module, we'll look at the end of the New Deal and discuss the transformations and limitations of the legislative program. In particular, we'll focus on: (i) the transformations and limits of the New Deal in the South and the West, including the Taylor Grazing Act and Indian Reorganisation Act; (ii) the transformations for workers, including the Wagner Act and old-age pensions; (iii) the limitations of the New Deal for workers, including the opposition from the media; (iv) the opposition to the New Deal in the Supreme Court, including the effect of the Roosevelt's court-packing of 1937; and (v) how the New Deal was brought to an end with the start of war in Europe.
In this course, Professor Eric Rauchway (UC, Davis) discusses the New Deal. We start by looking at the economic conditions of the election year of 1932. After this, we compare and contrast the beliefs and motivations of the two candidates of the 1932 election - Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the penultimate module, we'll look at the passage of the early New Deal and describe what each act did. Finally, we'll look at the end of the New Deal and discuss the transformations and limitations of the legislative program.
Eric Rauchway is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on the New Deal and the Second World War, and he has consulted for the U.S. Department of Justice and a major Hollywood studio. He has written a number of books including Why the New Deal Matters, which was published by Yale University Press in 2021.
Cite this Lecture
Rauchway, E. (2022, April 07). US History – The New Deal, 1932-39 - The Transformations and Limits of the New Deal [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/us-history-the-new-deal-1932-39/the-transformations-and-limits-of-the-new-deal
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