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McKinzie Research Symposium explores Great Depression and the New Deal

Eric Rauchway speaks March 10 at the KC Public Library’s Plaza Branch

Eric Rauchway, history professor at the University of California, Davis, will present “How Well Did the New Deal Work?” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Rauchway will discuss the New Deal, as well as broader 1930s economic policy and a government’s role during an economic crisis.

Funded by the Bernardin Haskell Lecture Fund, the presentation is the keynote address for the annual Richard D. McKinzie Research Symposium. Co-sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of History, the symposium honors Professor Dick McKinzie, who taught in the UMKC Department of History from 1969 until his death in 1993. McKinzie was instrumental in establishing the UMKC High School/College Program, the UMKC Program for Continuing Adult Education (PACE) and the UMKC/Moscow State Faculty Exchange Program.

Rauchway is the author of five books, including “The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction”.

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