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Gerald Ronning

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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Current Version:
2013

...the expansion of corporate offices, both diminished the prestige of clerical work and at the same time led to the field’s expansion. More and more high-school-educated women became secretaries, a job that was increasingly viewed as women’s work. President Franklin D. Roosevelt #x02019;s programs for recovery, collectively called the New Deal, involved massive public works programs that significantly recast the role of work and workers in American society. The centerpiece of early New Deal legislation, 1933 ’s National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA),...

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