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The Brian Lehrer Show

'Christian America' as a Counter to the New Deal

Friday, May 01, 2015

Princeton professor Kevin Kruse says the idea that America has always been an officially Christian nation dates back no further than the New Deal in the 1930s.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

FDR, LaGuardia, and the Making of Modern New York

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mason Williams tells how the New Deal—and two political titans—shaped New York. City of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York gives an account of how Roosevelt and La Guardia, patrician president and immigrant mayor, fashioned a route to recovery from the Great Depression for the nation and the master plan for a great city.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ira Katznelson examines the pivotal New Deal era through a sweeping international lens that shows democracy struggling against enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time argues that a small group of Southern lawmakers protected American democracy during the 1930s and 1940s, even as they safeguarded racial segregation. 

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