Half Title Page.
Table of Contents.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for Defining Moments: The WPA—Putting America to Work.
1: Narrative Overview.
3: A Nation Unemployed.
4: The First New Deal Work Programs.
5: Formation of the Works Progress Administration.
6: WPA Construction Projects.
7: The WPA Arts, Service, Women's, and Youth Programs.
8: The End of the WPA.
9: The Legacy of the WPA.
11: Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875–1955).
12: Dies, Martin Jr. (1900–1972).
13: Hopkins, Harry (1890–1946).
14: Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908–1973).
15: Mahoney, Mr. (1883–?).
16: Pollock, Jackson (1912–1956).
17: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882–1945).
18: Welles, Orson (1915–1985).
19: Woodward, Ellen S. (1887–1971).
20: Primary Sources.
21: Chronicling the Difficulties of Depression-Era Unemployment.
22: Walter Lippmann Urges a New Approach to Work Relief.
23: President Roosevelt Discusses the Works Progress Administration.
24: Residents of the Southern United States Recall the WPA.
25: Hallie Flanagan Describes Harry Hopkins's Ideas about Work Relief.
26: The WPA Explains Its Mission.
27: A Young Artist Describes His Experiences with the WPA's Federal Art Project.
28: An Actor in the Federal Theatre Project Recalls the Staging of The Cradle Will Rock.
29: The FTP's “Living Newspaper” Plays—Insightful Commentary or Government Propaganda?.
30: Herbert Hoover Condemns the Works Progress Administration.
31: President Roosevelt Discontinues the WPA.
32: Comparing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the WPA.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Sources for Further Study.
Photo and Illustration Credits.