Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

John Nye

Second Advisor

George Hellig


The United States during the 20th century has been characterized by an ever increasing amount of Federal responsibility and intervention in effecting change in the lives of the local citizenery. This Federal intervention and responsibility takes many varied forms; it is the aim of this research to deal with only one of these forms - the Civil Works Program of the United States Army Corps of Engineers as it relates to water resources development.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of the College of Graduate Studies University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts.

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