Toward a New Deal in Baltimore: People and Government in the Great Depression

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CHAPTER 8 Baltimore, the Great Depression, and the New Deal

By the end of the 1930s there were a few signs of New Deal vitality in Baltimore, as the business of defense supplanted the politics of relief. In 1939, public housing made its first mark on the city with the opening of the Poe homes, and there were more projects scheduled to follow. There were also local repercussions from the attempted effort at executive reorganization at the national level. In the 1939 mayoral campaign, for example, Jackson called for reorganizing and revitalizing Baltimore's planning commission and for rationalizing and standardizing the practices of a number of city agencies and commissions--all to be done, he declared, in order to provide a more unified, better focused, and more efficient municipal government. That same year Congress reorganized the relief adminstration, placing new emphasis on defense. Such agencies as the National Youth Administration benefited from the change, for city youths were needed "to help turn the wheels of our defense effort." The NYA hired young men and women to work at the Glenn L. Martin aircraft factory, the Baltimore Marine Hospital, and the city's Fort Holabird; between 1939 and 1940 NYA employment rose by more than 250 percent. 1

But other New Deal agencies fared less well. Under attack from congressional conservatives for allegedly promoting and condoning radicalism, the WPA underwent significant changes in 1939 that reduced its effectiveness as a work-relief program. In 1940, a syndicated editorial entitled "Death of the WPA" reported that cities throughout the country had stopped seeking additional grants, citing the expense for project materials

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