WPA Life Histories from Georgia

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These titles are mostly first-person accounts of life in Georgia collected during the Great Depression. The WPA project categories include: OCCUPATIONAL LIFE HISTORIES and DEPRESSION VICTIMS' STORIES.

Subjects include: OCCUPATIONS, including midwives, bill collectors, educators, watermen, merchants, ministers, insurance companies, florists, hairdressers, laundries, patent medicine, paper mill workers, soldiers and WPA employees; RELIGION, including Catholic, Baptist, African Methodist Episcopal, marriage ceremonies and gambling; POLITICS, including voting (blacks and women) and military service; DAILY LIFE, including home furnishings, motherhood, working single mothers and education; LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY, including Civil War reminiscences, former slaves, early aviation, "Gone with the Wind," and the immigrant experience.

Interviews were conducted by project workers A. G. Barie, Leola T. Bradley, Ina B. Hawkes, Sadie B. Hornsby, William Jenkins, Mabel V. Jones, Grace McCune, Homer L. Pike, Ada Radford, Annie A. Rose, M. Russell, Minnie Stonestreet, Daisy Thompson, Geneva Tonsill, and Jacques Upshaw.

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