Federal Writers Project. What it is. Part of Works Progress Administration 1935 Jobs for writers and other literary types Roosevelt concerned about wasting skills NOT blue-collar work.
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What it is • Part of Works Progress Administration • 1935 • Jobs for writers and other literary types • Roosevelt concerned about wasting skills • NOT blue-collar work "A Teachers Guide to Just as Free as I Am." Tennessee Common Core Reader. Tennessee History for Kids, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2012. American Memory, Library of Congress
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