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The Blue Ridge Parkway began as a Public Relief Project during the Great Depression. The objective was to supply jobs for destitute North Carolinians and to link Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountain National Parks. Once approved by President Roosevelt, debates erupted over the proposed route the parkway would take.
The Blue Ridge Parkway was a project designed to link the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains national parks, and to provide jobs for the unemployed. While many people supported the parkway, there were various arguments over the parkway’s expenses and routes. This article discusses the history of the Blue Ridge Parkway and how it was constructed.
The Civilian Conservation Corps, popularly known as CCC, was one of the most remarkable youth programs ever established. It was created during the Great Depression by President Franklin Roosevelt to put young men to work reclaiming the nation's natural resources. Over 60,000 North Carolinians worked in the program, which lasted from 1933 to 1942. Jolley describes what working in the CCC entailed.
This article examines several potential causes for the slow development of the labor movement in the State, including the impact of slavery, southern Calvinistic views on the immorality of striking, a fear of Catholicism and Northern labor organizers, sectionalism, and slow industrialization, among others.