Civilian Conservation Corps


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Civilian Conservation Corps

(CCC), established in 1933 by the U.S. Congress as a measure of the New Deal program. The CCC provided work and vocational training for unemployed single young men through conserving and developing the country's natural resources. At its peak in 1935, the organization had more than 500,000 members in over 2,600 camps. These were usually operated by the War Dept., but the men were not subject to military control. In 1939 the CCC was made part of the Federal Security Agency. Beginning in 1940, greater emphasis was placed on projects aiding national defense. Against President Franklin D. Roosevelt's request, Congress abolished the CCC in 1942.
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In addition to The 1930s complete set, PBS Home Video will be releasing The Civilian Conservation Corps as a stand-alone DVD, which will also retail on January 5.
Apparently, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps, part of FDR's New Deal, were hotbeds of sexual availability, and Friedman quotes Martin Duberman's 1981 New York Native article on the topic: "It is a testament to the persistent appeal of male sex work that an efficient male brothel blossomed in the middle of the American wilderness.
He enrolled at Luther College in his hometown in 1934, left college in 1936 and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in April 1938.
Born in Battle Ground, Indiana; graduated from DePauw University (1926); attended basic school in Philadelphia with temporary duty assignments both at home and in Tientsin (1926-28); served at Quantico, Pensacola, and San Diego (1928-29); assigned to USS Maryland (1929-31); company officer, San Diego and Puget Sound (1931-33); temporary duty with Civilian Conservation Corps in Idaho and New Jersey (1933-34); served with 4th Marines in Shanghai and at American legation in Beijing (1934-36); student and then instructor with junior officer course at Quantico (1937-40); 6th Marines.
One of Roosevelt's New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), placed young men in barracks and military-styled organizations to work in national forests and other outdoor projects.
Older teens were helped by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which gave $30-a-month public-works jobs to men aged 18 to 25.
MCSC identifies community needs and tackles them head-on, in the spirit of the 1930's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
His example is a Depression-era make-work program, the Civilian Conservation Corps, presented with scant evidence of net benefit.
What is needed now is a Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration-style jobs program," said Sloan.
Author, songwriter and filmmaker Bill Jameson will perform a special presentation of "Dollar a Day Boys," a fun and nostalgic look at the 1930's Civilian Conservation Corps at 3:00 pm Saturday.
Roosevelt signed an executive order creating the Civilian Conservation Corps and an anti-hoarding order that effectively prohibited private ownership of gold.
He looks at early American resistance to destructive industrial development, the class character of late 19th-century conservation laws that dispossessed people of food sources forcing them into wage-labor, the significance of "industrial hygiene" in generating consciousness about industrial hazards beyond the workplace, green jobs of the Civilian Conservation Corps under the New Deal, how organized labor leveraged broader environmental protections in the 1940s and '50s, and how radical labor sought environmental protection through community empowerment by direct action.

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