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Managing the New Deal: Administration of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942




McDaniel, Hayden

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This thesis explores the management and organization of the CCC, the relationship between the participating federal departments, and the development of the administration in the Fourth Corps Area, defined as the geographical region of the southeast from North Carolina to Louisiana. Using the Corps Area and the mid-level administration as the central units of analysis challenges the notion that the CCC was a completely cohesive and cooperative organization. The dissent and complex relationships between the federal departments, Using Agencies, and Army are best evident in mid-level administration, among those employees who the CCC tasked with carrying out the projects, policies, and procedures of the program. This research examines the intricacies and issues surrounding the inception, development, and demise of the CCC through issues of mid-level administration, labor, and federal departmental cooperation.