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Section Two - Section Two: Important Points How did the...

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Section Two: Important Points How did the American people view WPA relief in the late 1930s and why? 1) As people who needed jobs, the WPA provided an easy out- workers were required to take a “paupers oath” (29) to prove they had no money, job, belongings, or any prospect of getting these, and then prove they had some modicum of writing ability (29-30). This made it very easy for the poor to obtain jobs, and therefore made the WPA a great association in the eyes of the poverty stricken Americans. What were some of the goals of the Henry Alsberg and the WPA writer’s project? 1) Some of the goals of Henry Alsberg and the WPA Writers Project were to obtain a detailed account of the strife of the country during the Great Depression, and to provide a snapshot of this strife to those who were not directly experiencing it (ie, stories of the Dust Bowl, published to citizens of New York City). How did the WPA Writer’s project in Minnesota bring the female experience
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course AMER 101 taught by Professor Americanstudies during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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