FDR, LBJ and the Battle for Economic Security
Niles Schore, Instructor
Niles’ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 1 – September 15, 2015
Danielle Allen, Our Declaration (Liveright Publishing, 2014)
Week 2 — September 22, 2015
2. Please visit these two websites: http://www.maine.gov/portal/index.html AND http://www.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.VfsbSLCFPIU
Try to find those anti-poverty programs that each state provides. As a hint, in Maine look under the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and in Pennsylvania look under the Department of Human Services (DHS). As you look around, please consider what you are seeing from three different points of view: a family seeking help; a policymaker trying to monitor the performance of the anti-poverty programs available; and a member of the public trying to understand what it all means.
Week 3 — September 29, 2015
1. Oral Histories
Louise Hudson has provided two oral histories for us. They are a wonderful addition to our course material. I invite everyone to submit any memories, pictures, memorabilia, music or anything else you would like to share with the rest of us. I hope to put some of my father-in-law’s memoir online next week. He was the youngest of 7 children, born in 1902 and raised in Bowdoinham. Please think about sharing memories. As you can see from Louise’s work, they really add a lot to our understanding of the times we are studying.
2. Supplemental material
a. The Report of the Committee On Economic Security, Chaired by Secretary Of Labor Frances Perkins, 1935.
b. General background on the New Deal
Week 4 — October 6, 2015
1. Supplemental Material: List of New Deal cases before the Supreme Court
Week 5 — October 13, 2015
Week 6 — October 20, 2015
Week 7 — October 27, 2015
Week 8 — November 3, 2015
1. Please review these articles for our last class: