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ASSIGNMENT: Historians agree that Social Security is at the heart of New Deal reform. Given that, what does Social Security tell us about the set of policies and programs called the New Deal?
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What does the author tell us about herself? When she uses quotations, whom is she quoting and what does her extensive use of them suggest? Listen to Historian Mike O'Malley for help.
What was M.A. counting on to support her in old age? And why has she lost faith that this will support her?
How does this author generally feel about the New Deal? How does her phrase "security at the price of freedom" capture those feelings?