Writers, Plumbers, and Anarchists: The Wpa Writers' Project in Massachusetts

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The Works Progress Administration (1935--1943) housed America's largest arts funding program ever, part of the New Deal's foray into nationwide work relief. In Massachusetts its acronym could well have stood for "Writers, Plumbers, and Anarchists," in tribute to the state's distinctive contribution to the writers' wing of the program. Beginning in 1935, the Massachusetts writers' project took a huge range of white- and blue-collar workers off the breadlines and put them to work as government writers. This motley group ...

Writers, Plumbers, and Anarchists: The WPA Writers' Project in Massachusetts 2006, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558495395

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Writers, Plumbers, and Anarchists: The Wpa Writers' Project in Massachusetts 2006, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558495388

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