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Herbert H. Lehman and New York’s Little New Deal. 1975. Nevins, Allan. Herbert H. Lehman and His Era. 1963. ROBERT P. INGALLS E N C Y C L O P E D I A O F T H E G R E A T D E P R E S S I O N LEISURE Americans have always been of two minds about leisure: Too little leisure perhaps makes a dull person, but too much suggests laziness, a lack of purpose. The Depression caused people to question old attitudes about leisure because millions found themselves deprived of work and with time on their hands.

S. Steel chairman Myron C. Taylor to negotiate with CIO president John L. Lewis an orderly recognition of the Steel Workers’ Organizing Committee (SWOC) as its members’ sole bargaining agent. The resulting contract, signed on March 2, 1937, led to union recognition at several other companies. Jones & Laughlin, a company known for its aggressive anti-labor practices, capitulated in May after only a two-day strike and a Supreme Court ruling against it, a ruling that also definitively upheld the National Labor Relations Act.

LIESL MILLER ORENIC E N C Y C L O P E D I A O F T H E G R E A T D E P R E S S I O N LITERATURE AND POLITICS Perhaps the most evident and controversial feature of Depression-era writing was the selfconscious politicization of literature. ” Struggling to come to grips with the stagnation and confusion they saw throughout American society, many assumed that capitalism and liberal democracy had not merely suffered setbacks, but had been 579 L I T E R A T U R E proven conclusive failures. Many looked to communism or socialism for the promise of a better world, and, hoping to make art more than a diversion or a refuge, many writers sought to make their work a useful tool for improving society.

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