First-person America

First-person America

eBook - 2015
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Between 1938 and 1942 the Federal Writers' Project set out to create a first-person portrait of America by sending young writers -- many of whom later became famous -- around the country to interview people from all occupations and backgrounds. This book presents 80 of these diverse life histories, including the stories of a North Carolina patent-medicine pitchman, a retired Oregon prospector, a Bahamian midwife from Florida, a Key West smuggler, recent immigrants to New York, and Chicago jazz musicians. Historian Eric Foner called First-Person America "the finest example yet of an increasingly important genre of oral history."
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Distribution, [2015]
Copyright Date: 015
ISBN: 9781504028820
Branch Call Number: 973.917 Ba
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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