Tells the story of the New Deal arts projects between 1933 and 1943, based on a 1997 exhibit at the National Archives and Records Administration. Themes include the projects' use of American history, celebration of the common man and woman, support for the New Deal, political activism, and the sponsorship of practical arts. Includes many high-quality b&w and color photos and illustrations. For general readers and students. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.