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Unformatted text preview: on American culture. The most important function of the FWP, in my opinion, was the collection of stories (oral tradition) from those they interviewed. From the Dust Bowl of the Midwest to the tenements of the urban areas, there were many stories to be told, and I doubt we would have access to those today if it were not for the FWP. Another important function that Taylor talks about is the availability of jobs within the FWP, even for semi-qualified candidates. People who were writers previously were able to get a job (albeit a huge step down from what they were used to) and people who had previously held other professions were able to step into the role of writer. This was the biggest reason that the FWP was included in the Works Progress Administration. Taylor’s Soul of a People (video and book), having been my biggest influence to switch my concept for my paper, will also be one of my more primary sources....
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- Spring '10
- Great Depression, Federal writers project, Works Progress, New Deal administrations, Writers Project sector