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The politics and civics of national service lessons from the Civilian Conservation Corps, Vista, and AmeriCorps

Title
The politics and civics of national service [electronic resource] : lessons from the Civilian Conservation Corps, Vista, and AmeriCorps / Melissa Bass.
ISBN
9780815723813
0815723814
Published
(Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013)
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 PDF (xi, 304 pages))
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
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Summary
In 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt created America's first domestic national service program: the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). As part of this program-the largest and most highly esteemed of its kind-nearly three million unemployed men worked to rehabilitate, protect, and build the nation's natural resources. It demonstrated what citizens and government could accomplish together. Yet despite its success, the CCC was short lived.
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Print version:
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 07, 2014
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-294) and index.
Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction: National service as public policy for democracy
2. Citizenship and the elements of policy design
Part I. The civilian conservation corps. 3. The CCC's roots and relationships
4. The CCC's purpose and government's role
5. The CCC's tools, rules, and targets
II. Volunteers in service to America. 6. VISTA's roots and relationships
7. VISTA's purpose and government's role
8. VISTA's tools, rules, and targets
III. AmeriCorps. 9. AmeriCorps's roots and relationships
10. AmeriCorps's purpose and government's role
11. AmeriCorps's policy tools, rules, and targets
IV. Conclusion. 12. Making sense of the past and its lessons for the future
Notes
Index.
Genre/Form
Electronic books.
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Project Muse, distributor.
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