Visual Democracy: Dorothea Lange and the Political Culture of the New Deal
Date: 8/16/2004; 57 minutes

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Dorothea Lange was the country's most influential documentary photographer in the period 1930-1950. She worked for several state and federal government agencies documenting the social issues of this period: the Great Depression, FDR and his New Deal's war against the depression crisis, California's World War II defense industries, the Japanese internment, and the 1945 inaugural meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco. Professor Linda Gordon lectures on Lange's vision of American democracy, and she suggests how visual images helped shape our political ethics. (#8594)

K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 11

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.6 Students analyze the different explanations for the Great Depression and how the New Deal fundamentally changed the role of the federal government.

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