Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America

  title={Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America},
  author={Barbara Sommer},
  journal={The Oral History Review},
  pages={437 - 439}
  • B. Sommer
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • History
  • The Oral History Review
In the midst of the debates about the future of American journalism and the publishing industry, it may help to read David A. Taylor's, Soul ofa People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America, for perspective on the current state of American letters. Taylor's scholarly yet highly accessible story of a Depression-era jobs program for writers tells how a relatively small program carried the profession through desperate times the same way the much larger Works Progress Administration… 
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