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Homeless, Friendless, and Penniless: The WPA Interviews with Former Slaves Living in Indiana

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Review of ‘Homeless, Friendless, and Penniless: The WPA Interviews with Former Slaves Living in Indiana’

In 1936, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) initiated a program to collect oral biographies from former slaves. Field workers solicited and edited thousands of slave narratives, some of which were sent to the Library of Congress, while others went to libraries in various states. Although most of these interviews have been previously published, in Homeless,…

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