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The Greater GoodExamines the role of press coverage in promoting the mission of the TVA facilitating family relocation and formulating the historical legacy of the New Deal For poverty stricken families in the Tennessee River Valley during the Great Depression news of President Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal plans to create the Tennessee Valley The Greater eBook #9734 Authority bringing the promise of jobs soil conservation and electricity offered hope for a better life The TVA dams would flood a considerable amount of land on the riverbanks however forcing many families to relocate In exchange for this sacrifice for the “greater good” these families were promised “fair market value” for their land As the first g.
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Nd disregarding many of the details of removal Using mostly primary research the volume addresses two key uestions What happened to relocated families after they sacrificed their homes lifestyles and communities in the name of progress And what role did mediated communication play in both the TVA’s family relocation process and the greater movement for the public to accept the TVA’s presence in their lives The Greater Good offers a uniue window into the larger impact of the New Deal in the South Until now most research on the TVA was focused on organizational development rather than on families with little attention paid to the role of the media in garnering acceptance of a government enforced relocati.
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The Greater Good Read & Download Ï 4 ✓ [Epub] ➛ The Greater Good ➜ Laura Beth Daws – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Examines the role of press coverage in promoting the mission of the TVA facilitating family relocation and formulating the historical legacy of the New Deal For poverty stricken families in the Ten Examines the rEographic location to benefit from the electricity provided by TVA the people of North Alabama had much to gain but also much to lose In The Greater Good Media Family Removal and TVA Dam Construction in North Alabama Laura Beth Daws and Susan L Brinson describe the region’s preexisting conditions analyze the effects of relocation and argue that local newspapers had a significant impact in promoting the TVA’s agenda The authors contend that it was principally through newspapers that local residents learned about the TVA and the process and reasons for relocation Newspapers of the day encouraged regional cooperation by creating an overwhelmingly positive image of the TVA emphasizing its economic benefits a.