Milwaukee in the 1930s: A Federal Writers Project
As she begins her research, she compiles a list of the slaves, malting a comparison chart of the harm they received "Luke Towns" especially caught my eye The author drew from an American Memory collection of more than 2,000 first-person accounts of slavery from the Federal Writers Project
of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to gather names and information.
Where the funding for such a project -- which Reidy compares to the Federal Writers Project
established by U.S.
According to Roosevelt, "the country demands bold, persistent experimentation." (2) Thus began, in July 1935, a broad New Deal program called Federal One, which in turn created five federal arts projects: the Federal Writers Project
, the Federal Arts Project, the Federal Theater Project, the Historical Records Survey, and the Federal Music Project (FMP).
According to the Federal Writers Project
's 1937 guide to Massachusetts, Shutesbury's claims to fame include lumbering, basket making, and the grave of Granther Pratt , who supposedly lived from 1686 to 1800.
By the middle of 1936 the Federal Writers Project
(FWP) provided employment for close to 6,000 writers.
His prominence in the field subsequently won him appointments in the Federal Writers Project
, the Works Progress Administration, and the Library of Congress.
Chandler, a worker in the WPA Federal Writers Project
between 1936 and 1938.
Part one, on print culture, includes articles on self-improvement literature, life histories gathered by the Federal Writers Project
among poor Southern whites, and William Faulkner, among other topics.
One narrative from the Federal Writers Project
describes of how a North Carolina slave woman, the mother of fifteen children, used to carry her youngest with her to the field each day and "when it get hungry, she just slip it around in front and feed it and go right on picking or hoeing...,"symbolizing in one deft motion the equal significance of the productive and reproductive functions to her owner (Jones 198).
His analysis relies on archival material representing the perspectives of the United States Department of Agriculture, the Progressive Farmer, Federal Writers Project
reports, and memoirs, as well as other evidence.
Go Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings by Zora Neale Hurston From the Federal Writers Project
edited by Pamela Bordelon W.