THE NEW PIONEERS by James Romington McCarthy

THE NEW PIONEERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The New Deal dramatized in terms of the personal equation -- and it makes exciting reading. The author took a 12,000 mile trek over a three months' period and covered this country pretty thoroughly. The ""now pioneers"" are the textile workers of the south, the tenant farmer, the tobacco planters, the bottom land farmers who are to be uprooted when the Tennessee Valley project goes through, the miners bringing the ghost towns to life, the engineers building Boulder Dam and San Francisco bridges, the wine grape growers, the boys in the reforestration camps, the creative workers who have blazed new trails, the farmers, dissatisfied, but groping toward some solution, and so on and so on. It's done through personal interviews, told in crisp, intimate, anecdotal form. There are all facets of the problem viewed, and the New Deal comes in for many a rap. But the book ends on a note of optimism and the general survey of the country leads one to feel that the corner has really been turned. Exciting reading, and should be easy renting and easy selling. Use personal selling methods to introduce it into club programs and college class discussions. Scheduled for wide publicity and advertising.

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 1934
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill