| "The Ground Beneath Our
Feet" is a series of documentary films and accompanying web sites that
explore the history of Virginia since the Civil War. This is the first
episode in the series. The series is produced by George H. Gilliam and
William G. Thomas, and by CVETC Richmond. Octagon Multimedia Productions
produced the content and all
materials for the web site to accompany the film.
Episode One--"New Deal Virginia"--tells the story of rural Virginians in the New Deal era and the changes that the New Deal brought to Virginia. It is a story of rural Virginians suffering at the hands of federal and state authorities, as they made way for the new park to be created on their home sites. It is also a story of rural Virginians benefiting greatly from the largess of the New Deal, as they took advantage of the opportunity that the Rural Electrification Act offered them. Most of all, it is a story of rural Virginians taking matters into their own hands, reshaping their world and brightening their future.
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