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Federal Writers' Project

Overview
Works: 2,340 works in 3,271 publications in 1 language and 50,462 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Biographies  Oral histories  History  Folklore  Interviews  Sources  Slave narratives  Maps  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Other, Creator
Classifications: E444, 326.973
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The WPA guide to 1930s Iowa by Joseph Frazier Federal Writers Project( )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,998 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
Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

23 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection and integration of excerpts and complete naratives from the Slave narrative collection of the Federal writer's project
The Florida Negro : a Federal Writers' Project legacy by Gary W McDonogh( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This valuable study of black life in Florida is the original field research of the team assembled by the Works Progress Administration under the guidance of Martin Richardson. Published here with minimal annotations and emendations is the manuscript from the Federal Writers' Project, primarily the 1937 version, including "related documents" and the incomplete revisions the team made in 1938
Wyoming folklore : reminiscences, folktales, beliefs, customs, and folk speech by Susan D Dow( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-person America by Ann Banks( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 1,336 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 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1930 and 1977 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1973, the military took power in Chile, and Ariel Dorfman, allied to deposed president Salvadore Allende, was forced to flee for his life. Feeding on Dreams is the story of the transformative decades of exile that followed. Dorfman portrays, through visceral scenes and powerful intellect, the personal and political maelstroms underlying his migrations from Buenos Aires, on the run from Pinochet "s death squads, to safe houses in Paris and Amsterdam, and eventually to America, his childhood home. And then, seventeen years after he was forced to leave, there is a yearned-for return to Chile, with an unimaginable outcome. The toll on Dorfman "s wife and two sons, the Searthquake of language that is bilingualism, and his eventual questioning of his allegiance to past and party?all these crucibles of a life in exile are revealed with wry and startling honesty
Bearing witness : memories of Arkansas slavery : narratives from the 1930s WPA collections by George E Lankford( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,059 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
Washington, city and capital by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

14 editions published in 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series presents American communities, their political, economin, industrial, and cultural history, the contemporary scene of the time, as well as points of interest sought out the visitors. This volume's focus on the nation's captital include sections relating to organizations in and outside of the government; notable museums, libraries, churches, galleries, and other historic sites; and culture of Washington, DC leading into the 1930s
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 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews of 134 former slaves
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 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work "is primarily a guidebook, but it is also history, told ... in geographical rather than chronological or topical sequence. The explorers Lewis and Clark, the fur trader Manuel Lisa, the refugee Mormons, and the construction gang of the Union Pacific Railroad are tied together by campgrounds near the same place on the bank of the muddy Missouri ... When possible the story has been told through extracts from the diaries and other writings of the actors and their contemporaries"--P. xi
Remembering America : a sampler of the WPA American guide series( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 500 memorable passages from the Federal Writers' travel guides project fifty years ago
The American slave : a composite autobiography by George P Rawick( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana : a guide to the state by Louisiana Writers' Project( Book )

4 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally compiled by the Federal Writers' Program of the Works Progress Administration of the State of Louisiana." /Bibliography p. 681-682
U.S. One, Maine to Florida by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

11 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and held by 610 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."
Slave culture : a documentary collection of the slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project by Spencer R Crew( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 544 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"--
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 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Ordinance of 1787 and the Old Northwest Territory : a supplemental text for school use by Northwest Territory Celebration Commission of Ohio( Book )

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

Voices from slavery by Norman R Yetman( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Florida Negro : a Federal Writers' Project legacy
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The Florida Negro : a Federal Writers' Project legacyWyoming folklore : reminiscences, folktales, beliefs, customs, and folk speechFirst-person AmericaThese are our lives :Bearing witness : memories of Arkansas slavery : narratives from the 1930s WPA collectionsHomeless, friendless, and penniless : the WPA interviews with former slaves living in IndianaThe American slave : a composite autobiography
Alternative Names

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