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Part I, 1882–1918, Social Work in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York

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The audio clip corresponds to Part I transcript pages 77–114.

Part II, 1919–1928, New York State Industrial Commission under Governor Alfred E. Smith

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The first audio segment corresponds to Part II transcript pages 148–60. The second audio clip corresponds to Part II transcript pages 191–206.

Part III, 1929–1933 New York State Industrial Commission under Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Part IV, 1933–1934, U.S. Department of Labor and the first year of the New Deal

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Part V, 1933–1935, The National Recovery Administration

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Part VI, 1933–1939, Strikes and Unions

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Part VII, 1936–1940, Politics, the Supreme Court, the National Labor Relations Board and the approach of war

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Part VIII, 1941–1945, U.S. Department of Labor and the war

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Part IX, 1945–1953, Civil Service Commission

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