Editor's Spotlight: Revisiting the New Deal

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Volume 124 - Number 2 - Summer 2009

What the New Deal Did
David M. Kennedy revisits the New Deal’s relevance to our own time. He concludes that the stubborn persistence of the Great Depression through the decade of the 1930s opened the political space for the New Deal’s greatest accomplishments, all of which were aimed at reducing risk in key sectors of the economy and imparting a measure of security to American life for generations thereafter.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt and The Transcendence of Partisan Politics
Sidney M. Milkis focuses on the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, suggesting that the New Deal transformed the Democratic party by replacing party politics with governmental programs that executive branch administrators implemented.

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