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A WPA Worker is Ready to Fight (with text supports)

This letter was written to Harry Hopkins, who was then head of the Works Progress Administration. Between 1935 and 1943, when it was terminated, the W.P.A. was the nation's largest employer; in March 1936, W.P.A. rolls included over 3,400,000 people. In a little over eight years, W.P.A. workers completed over 1,410,000 projects, including the construction of schools, bridges, dams, roads, airports, and parks. This letter was reproduced with all of the author's original spelling, syntax, and grammar.

Source | McElvaine, Robert S., ed., Down & Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the "Forgotten Man" (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1983), 195.
Creator | Anonymous
Item Type | Diary/Letter
Cite This document | Anonymous, “A WPA Worker is Ready to Fight (with text supports),” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 29, 2023,



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