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Federal Writers' Project

Overview
Works: 2,157 works in 2,994 publications in 1 language and 47,132 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Guidebooks  History  Interviews  Folklore  Sources  Case studies  Pictorial works  Bibliography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Creator
Classifications: E444, 326.973
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Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery by Benjamin Albert Botkin( Book )

19 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection and integration of excerpts and complete naratives from the Slave narrative collection of the Federal writer's project
First-person America by Ann Banks( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 80 life histories, written between 1938 and 1942 by the Federal Writer's Projects, of men and women from all parts of the country
These are our lives by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

15 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iowa, a guide to the Hawkeye State by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

21 editions published between 1930 and 1989 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Alaska, last American frontier by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

30 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington, city and capital by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

10 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oregon trail : the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

12 editions published between 1939 and 1977 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American slave : a composite autobiography by George P Rawick( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the collection of over 2,000 interviews conducted in seventeen states between 1936 and 1938 under the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Progress Administration, as published in 1972 in The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography edited by George P. Rawick. In 1997 the collection was indexed by Howard E. Potts. Each entry links to the narrative as contained in the Rawick print collection, including any handwritten editorial comments made at the time. Also includes Index to the American slave published in 1981 and edited by Donald M. Jacobs assisted by Steven Fershleiser
U.S. One, Maine to Florida by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

10 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"U.S. Higway One... is one of the country's most important highways. It runs through 13 Atlantic seaboard states, carrying millions of tourists annually. Each one of them will find something important and interesting in this indispensable in this guide."
The WPA guide to America : the best of 1930s America as seen by the Federal Writers' Project( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices from slavery by Norman R Yetman( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of slave narratives includes an additional chapter, "Ex-slave interviews and the historiography of slavery," originally published in 1984 in American Quarterly
History of the Ordinance of 1787 and the Old Northwest Territory : a supplemental text for school use by Northwest Territory Celebration Commission (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeless, friendless, and penniless : the WPA interviews with former slaves living in Indiana by Ronald L Baker( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews of 134 former slaves
Harlem photographs, 1932-1940 by Aaron Siskind( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ocean highway : New Brunswick, New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

9 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To follow the course of the Ocean Highway along the shore of the Atlantic New Jersey to Florida is like taking a living course in American hisory. You will journey through romantic legend-haunted regions like the Dismal Swamp (V.A. and N.C.); past such historica spots as Tangier Island, still guarding its ancient independence as it did in the War of 1812. You will pass the Georgia scene of Julia Peterkin's novel "Black Skin" and "Scarlet Sister Mary"; and the house which was the setting for George Alfred Townsend's sory of antemellum days in Maryland, "The Entailed Hat". From the road across Butler's Island you can see the house where Fanny Kemble, the English actress, kept her unhappy diary as the wife of Pierce Butler
The Florida Negro : a Federal Writers' Project legacy by Gary W McDonogh( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of the FWP team, compiled from archival resources and statistical records, as well as from interviews with a wide range of Florida blacks, provides a vivid documentary description of Florida's African heritage. Reflecting a mixture of both pride and complaint in the black community, their research illuminates the world of such stellar black Floridians as Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson, and Augusta Savage. None of this material has been published previously in the series of WPA guidebooks. Versions of the manuscript and the primary documents are in the archives of the Florida Historical Society, the P. K. Yonge Library at the University of Florida, and the Library of Congress
Bearing witness : memories of Arkansas slavery : narratives from the 1930s WPA collections by George E Lankford( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration created an archive of interviews with exslaves; this new collection brings together all 176 of the Arkansas slave narratives for the first time
Slave culture : a documentary collection of the slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project by Spencer R Crew( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine--and understand--specific aspects of slave life and culture"--
Wyoming folklore : reminiscences, folktales, beliefs, customs, and folk speech by Susan D Dow( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WPA guide to 1930s Iowa by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WPA Guide to 1930s Iowa is a panorama of the Hawkeye State as it was during the Great Depression, but it nevertheless finds much to celebrate in the heartland of America. Nearly three dozen essays highlight Iowa's demography, economy, and culture, but the heart of the book is a detailed traveler's guide, organized as seventeen different tours that direct the reader to communities of particular social and historical interest throughout the state. Rarely has so much information about a place been gathered in a single volume. This unique book is a special invitation to share in the richness and diversity of Iowa and its people
 
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The American slave : a composite autobiography
Alternative Names

controlled identityWriters' Program (U.S.)

F.W.P

F.W.P. (Federal Writers' Project)

Federal Writers' Program

Federal Writers' Project

Federal Writers' Projects

FWP

FWP (Federal Writers' Project)

Stany Zjednoczone Federal Writers' Project

Stany Zjednoczone. Work Projects Administration. Federal Writers' Project.

Stany Zjednoczone. Works Progress Administration. Federal Writers' Project.

Stati Uniti. Works Progress Administration. Federal Writers' Project

United States Federal Writers' Project

United States. Work Projects Administration. Federal Writers' Project.

United States. Works Progress Administration. Federal Writers' Project.

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Work Projects Administration Federal Writers' Project

Works Progress Administration. Federal Writer's Project

WPA FWP

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English (240)

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These are our livesThe American slave : a composite autobiographyHomeless, friendless, and penniless : the WPA interviews with former slaves living in IndianaThe Florida Negro : a Federal Writers' Project legacyBearing witness : memories of Arkansas slavery : narratives from the 1930s WPA collectionsWyoming folklore : reminiscences, folktales, beliefs, customs, and folk speechThe WPA guide to 1930s Iowa