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Federal Writers Project

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(eng) The Federal Writers' Project (later known as the Writers' Program) was a project/program of the Works Progress Administration (later known as the Work Projects Administration, called the WPA for short). The WPA also funded other projects like the Federal Artists' Project. Please do not combine the Federal Writers' Project and the WPA.

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American Wildlife Illustrated (1940) 91 kappaletta
New Orleans City Guide (1938) 86 kappaletta
The WPA Guide to Minnesota (1938) 70 kappaletta
Maine: A Guide "Down East" (1937) 58 kappaletta
Arizona: A State Guide (1940) 51 kappaletta
Tennessee: A Guide to the State (1939) 51 kappaletta
Legends of the Mighty Sioux (1941) 48 kappaletta
These Are Our Lives (1939) 45 kappaletta
Louisiana: A Guide to the State (1941) 41 kappaletta
Oregon, End of the Trail (1940) 40 kappaletta
Alaska, Last American Frontier (1939) 39 kappaletta
The WPA Guide to 1930s Kansas (1984) 37 kappaletta
A South Dakota Guide (1938) 36 kappaletta
Utah: A Guide to the State (1941) 33 kappaletta
Death Valley: A Guide (1939) 32 kappaletta
Monterey Peninsula (1941) 31 kappaletta
Cape Cod Pilot (1937) 30 kappaletta
The Minnesota Arrowhead Country (1941) 29 kappaletta
Washington, City and Capital (1937) 29 kappaletta
Montana: A State Guide Book (1939) 26 kappaletta
Arkansas: A Guide to the State (1941) 26 kappaletta
The Negro in Virginia (1994) 25 kappaletta
The Ohio Guide (1940) 20 kappaletta
Chicago and Suburbs, 1939 (1989) 20 kappaletta
Tennessee Slave Narratives (1941) 19 kappaletta
The WPA Dallas Guide and History (1992) 19 kappaletta
Birds in Florida (1942) 19 kappaletta
U.S. One: Maine to Florida (1938) 18 kappaletta
A maritime history of New York (1972) 16 kappaletta
Kentucky Slave Narratives (1941) 15 kappaletta
North Carolina Slave Narratives (2006) 15 kappaletta
Bohemian Flats (Borealis books) (1941) 13 kappaletta
New Castle on the Delaware (1937) 12 kappaletta
The Berkshire Hills (1939) 11 kappaletta
South Carolina Slave Narratives (2006) 11 kappaletta
Mount Hood: A Guide (1940) 10 kappaletta
Houston: A History and Guide (1942) 10 kappaletta
Portland city guide (1940) 10 kappaletta
Connecticut, Past and Present (1938) 10 kappaletta
San Diego: A California City (1937) 9 kappaletta
A Guide to Key West (1941) 9 kappaletta
The Central Valley Project (1942) 8 kappaletta
Ghost Towns of Colorado (1947) 8 kappaletta
Georgia Slave Narratives (2006) 8 kappaletta
The Italians of New York (1938) 8 kappaletta
Arkansas Slave Narratives (2006) 8 kappaletta
Almanac For New Yorkers 1938 (1937) 5 kappaletta
Almanac for Thirty-Niners (1938) 5 kappaletta
Florida seafood cookery (2004) 5 kappaletta
Whaling Masters (1938) 4 kappaletta
Cavalcade of the American Negro (1940) 4 kappaletta
Bergen county panorama (1941) 4 kappaletta
Port Arthur (1940) 4 kappaletta
Savannah (1972) 4 kappaletta
Lincoln City Guide 3 kappaletta
South Carolina Folk Tales (1975) 3 kappaletta
Provo, pioneer Mormon city (1942) 3 kappaletta
Fairhaven, Massachusetts (1939) 3 kappaletta
A trip on many waters (1940) 3 kappaletta
The Spanish Missions of Florida (1993) 2 kappaletta
Old Princeton's neighbors (1939) 2 kappaletta
Augusta (1938) 2 kappaletta
The story of Washington-Wilkes (1941) 2 kappaletta
HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY (OREGON) (1970) 2 kappaletta
Minneapolis the Story of a City (1976) 2 kappaletta
Matawan, 1686-1936 (1936) 2 kappaletta
A History of Spartanburg County (1976) 2 kappaletta
3 hikes thru the Wissahickon (1936) 2 kappaletta
Story of Bees 2 kappaletta
The Rhinelander Logging Museum (1940) 2 kappaletta
Nature trails 1 kappale
Galena guide 1 kappale
Rockford 1 kappale
Pennsylvania cavalcade (2016) 1 kappale
Bohemian Flats 1 kappale
Palmetto Place Names (1941) 1 kappale
Nauvoo Guide (1983) 1 kappale
Birds in Florida (1942) 1 kappale
Pennsylvania Cavalcade (1942) 1 kappale
The Apache 1 kappale
Portage 1 kappale
Whaling Masters (1987) 1 kappale
A Bid for Liberty (1937) 1 kappale
Migrant Families 1 kappale
Death Valley: A Guide (1939) 1 kappale
Slave Narratives 1 kappale
In the Land of Breathitt (1941) 1 kappale
Motion pictures 1 kappale
Hoosier Tall Stories (1939) 1 kappale

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Federal Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration
Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration
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The Federal Writers' Project (later known as the Writers' Program) was a project/program of the Works Progress Administration (later known as the Work Projects Administration, called the WPA for short). The WPA also funded other projects like the Federal Artists' Project. Please do not combine the Federal Writers' Project and the WPA.



Skimmed the first part and glanced at cities, tours and index. Best chapters were history, food and agriculture
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ulmannc | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 26, 2023 |
If you can understand and read heavy Negro dialect, then you will enjoy this book. It took me a few chapters to get into the groove and read fluidly. I personally believe this to be one of the most important history books of all time. You hear directly from the survivors of slavery, themselves, of where they came from, their experiences as a slave, and what they did following freedom, without the fluff or the lies or the changing of history. This volume consists of interviews of all persons who were brought to Texas as slaves from the east coast in and around 1858, at the cusp of the Civil War. Interviews were performed just in time, as all the ex-slaves were now very old, from about 86 years to over 100 years old.
2019 52-Bookmark Reading Challenge -
#18/52 - Book about history
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MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
Gumbo Ya-Ya: A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales by Lyle Saxon, Robert Tallant (1945), 1st edition, hardcover (no jacket), 581 pages.

I was able to find this rare first edition (1945) for my Louisiana book collection for $50 on eBay from the Catholic Charities of NE Kansas in Overland, KS. All proceeds went to charity.

A very unique read! The extended title is a little deceiving. This was mostly centered around Creole folklore and many religious superstitions in, specifically, New Orleans in early 1940’s. But, there were many odd stories presented by way of real life interviews with a few elders of the city of New Orleans describing their memories of certain events that actually took place and some photos included to go along with the stories. Not all of the stories in this book are folklore; some are actually true. You can also Google some of the other people he writes about and actually find old photos of them online. These stories you may never hear or read about anywhere else. It seems they were gathered just in time, as some of the interviewees were in their 80’s and 90’s in the early 1940’s when these interviews were taking place. They would have been born between about 1850 and 1860 and would have seen a lot of changes over their lifetime. If you are Creole, or have Creole blood, you will find this book extremely interesting. Who knows, you might even find your ancestor’s name mentioned. I looked forward to each chapter because it was a completely different story on something that happened in New Orleans. Some stories were very intriguing, while others, I yawned my way through.… (lisätietoja)
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MissysBookshelf | 1 muu arvostelu | Aug 27, 2023 |
In the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, the federal government put thousands of unemployed writers to work in the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Out of their efforts came the American Guide series, the first comprehensive guidebooks to the people, resources, and traditions of each state in the union.

The WPA Guide to Minnesota is a lively and detailed introduction to the state and its people. Much has changed since the book's first publication in 1938 when, as the authors noted, some Minnesotans could "clearly recall . . . the sight of browsing buffalo herds, and the creaking of thong-tied Red River carts." But the book vividly recaptures the era when annual fishing licenses cost fifty cents, farmers ran barn dances for motoring townfolk, Duluth was the headquarters of the Hay Fever Club of America, and the nearly new Foshay Tower loomed on the Minneapolis skyline.

The guide has much more than nostalgia to offer today's readers. Twenty auto tours and six special city tours tell the stories of the state's people and places and offer a fascinating alternative to freeway travel. Essays on major themes such as native peoples, history, arts, transportation, and sports provide an authentic self-portrait of 1930s Minnesota in humorous, loving, and literary prose.
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CalleFriden | Mar 16, 2023 |



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