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Feminist Historians for a New New Deal

Open Letter to President-elect Obama | Actions to Take List


Press Release

For Immediate Release:
December 18, 2008
N-xx, 2008-09
Contact: James Devitt


An open letter to President-elect Barack Obama, initiated by several historians specializing in the New Deal, urges Obama to avoid the discriminatory components of Franklin Roosevelt’s programs in designing a stimulus package to address the current economic crisis. The letter has collected more than a thousand signatures from scholars of American history.

Noting that today’s stimulus package may focus heavily on construction to address the nation’s crumbling material infrastructure, the historians point out that American social infrastructure is crumbling just as badly. They call for jobs in education, health care, child and elder care, and point out that green and sustainable energy policy requires educators as well as construction workers.

The letter recalls both the achievements and weaknesses of New Deal stimulus programs, focusing particularly on discrimination against women in the public jobs programs (see below for full text of the letter).

“For all our admiration of FDR's reform efforts,” the historians write, “we must also point out that the New Deal's jobs initiative was overwhelmingly directed toward skilled male and mainly white workers. This was a mistake in the 1930s, and it would be a far greater mistake in the 21st century economy, when so many families depend on women's wages and when our nation is even more racially diverse.”

With so many female breadwinners, the country cannot afford an exclusive emphasis on construction, which remains a heavily male-dominated field. All jobs need to be open to a diverse workforce, they agree, but a more diversified jobs strategy will create immediate opportunities for all, they add.

The letter, from Feminist Historians for a New New Deal, can be accessed on line at

The following historians, who initiated the letter, are available for comment:

  • Professor Eileen Boris, University of California Santa Barbara, 805.893.2727 / 805.966.5745 or
  • Professor Linda Gordon, New York University, 212.228.1784 / 917.309.1507 or
  • Professor Jennifer Klein, Yale University, 203.389.2189 / 203.464.1924 or
  • Professor Alice O’Connor, University of California Santa Barbara, 805.893.3542 / 805.448.1851 or

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Open Letter to President-elect Obama

December 18, 2008

Dear President-elect Obama,

As students of American history, we are heartened by your commitment to a jobs stimulus program inspired by the New Deal and aimed at helping "Main Street." We firmly believe that such a strategy not only helps the greatest number in our communities but goes a long way toward correcting longstanding national problems.

For all our admiration of FDR's reform efforts, we must also point out that the New Deal's jobs initiative was overwhelmingly directed toward skilled male and mainly white workers. This was a mistake in the 1930s, and it would be a far greater mistake in the 21st century economy, when so many families depend on women's wages and when our nation is even more racially diverse.

We all know that our country's infrastructure is literally rusting away. But our social infrastructure is equally important to a vibrant economy and livable society, and it too is crumbling. Investment in education and jobs in health and care work shore up our national welfare as well as our current and future productivity. Revitalizing the economy will require better and more widespread access to education to foster creative approaches and popular participation in responding to the many challenges we face.

As you wrestle with the country's desperate need for universal health insurance, we know you are aware that along with improved access we need to prioritize expenditure on preventive health. We could train a corps of health educators to work in schools and malls and medical offices. As people live longer, the inadequacy of our systems of care for the disabled and elderly becomes ever more apparent. While medical research works against illness and disability, there is equal need for people doing the less noticed work of supervision, rehabilitation, prevention, and personal care.

We are also concerned that if the stimulus package primarily emphasizes construction, it is likely to reinforce existing gender inequities. Women today make up 46 percent of the labor force. Simple fairness requires creating that proportion of job opportunities for them. Some of this can and should be accomplished through training programs and other measures to help women enter traditionally male-occupied jobs. But it can also be accomplished by creating much-needed jobs in the vital sectors where women are now concentrated.

The most popular programs of the New Deal were its public jobs. They commanded respect in large part because the results were so visible: tens of thousands of new courthouses, firehouses, hospitals, and schools; massive investment in road-building, reforestation, water and sewage treatment, and other aspects of the nation's physical plant--not to mention the monumental Triborough Bridge, and the Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams. But the construction emphasis discriminated against women. At best women were 18% of those hired and, like non-white men, got inferior jobs. While some of the well-educated obtained jobs through the small white-collar and renowned arts programs, the less well-educated were put to work in sewing projects, often at busy work, and African American and Mexican American women were slotted into domestic service. This New Deal policy assumed that nearly all women had men to support them and underestimated the numbers of women who were supporting dependents.

Today most policy-makers recognize that the male-breadwinner-for-every-household assumption is outdated. Moreover, experts agree that, throughout the globe, making jobs and income available to women greatly improves family well-being. Most low-income women, like men, are eager to work, but the jobs available to them too often provide no sick leave, no health insurance, no pensions, and, for mothers, pay less than the cost of child care. The part-time jobs that leave mothers adequate time to care for their children almost never provide these benefits.

Meanwhile the country needs a stronger social as well as physical infrastructure. Teachers, social workers, elder- and child-care providers and attendants for disabled people are overwhelmed with the size of their classes and caseloads. We need more teachers and teachers' aides, nurses and nurses' aides, case workers, playground attendants, day-care workers, home care workers; we need more senior centers, after-school programs, athletic leagues, music, and art lessons. These are not luxuries, although locality after locality has had to cut them. They are the investments that can make the U.S. economically competitive as we confront an increasingly dynamic global economy. Like physical infrastructure projects, these jobs-rich investments are, literally, ready to go.

A jobs-centered stimulus package to revitalize and “green” the economy needs to make caring work as important as construction work. We need to rebuild not only concrete and steel bridges but also human bridges, the social connections that create cohesive communities. We need a stimulus program that is maximally inclusive. History shows us that these concerns cannot be postponed until big business has returned to "normal." We look to the new administration not just for recovery but for a more humane direction—and in the awareness that what happens in the first 100 days and in response to immediate need sets the framework for the longer haul of reform.

Mimi Abramovitz, Hunter College
Rosalyn Baxandall, SUNY Old Westbury
Eileen Boris, UC Santa Barbara
Linda Gordon, New York University
Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University
Alice O'Connor, UC Santa Barbara
Annelise Orleck, Dartmouth College
Sally Stein, UC Irvine

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Holly Near, Singer/songwriter
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Deborah Valenze, Barnard College
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Joy Wiltenburg, Rowan University
Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara
Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College CUNY
Rachel Winslow, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jane Winston, Northwestern University
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Diane L. Wolf, Professor, University of California, Davis
Jackie Wolf, Ohio University
Linda Wolfson, Housatonic Community College, Connecticut
Nan Elizabeth Woodruff, Pennsylvania State University
Laura Woodworth-Ney, Idaho State University
Erik Olin Wright University of Wisconsin
Catherine Wright, National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC)
Hilary E. Wyss, Auburn University
Xu, Guoqi, Harvard University
Marilyn B. Young, New York University
Patrick Young, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
June Zaccone, Hofstra University
Ruth Enid Zambrana, University of Maryland, College Park
Lela Zaphiropoulos
Jennifer Zelnick, Salem State College School of Social Work
Jonathan Zimmerman, New York University
Mary K. Zimmerman, University of Kansas
Angela Zito, New York University

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Actions to Take

We urge you to take action now in support of an equitable economic stimulus plan.

  1. Most importantly, please contact the Obama team at Tell them your idea for a jobs program that builds up our social infrastructure as well as our physical infrastructure and avoids replicating the New Deal’s marginalization of women. Make reference to our letter, Feminist Historians for a New New Deal, and include the link to it in your post
  2. Congress will soon finalize this stimulus package. Call your Senator and Representative:

        Senate: (202)-224-3121

        House: (202) 225-3121
  3. Economists have also written a letter asking for greater opportunity for women. You can access their letter at:


“Where Are the New Jobs For Women?”
New York Times
Published: December 9, 2008

“The Macho Stimulus Plan”
By: Randy Albelda
The Boston Globe
Date: Nov 28, 2008

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