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WPA
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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largest of the Depression era relief measures employing millions and impacting almost every community; offered work to the unemployed for such tasks as roadwork, building construction, slum clearance, reforestation, and rural rehabilitation (1935-1943)
  • If he held his mouth right, Mr. Cunningham could get a WPA job, but his land would go to ruin if he left it, and he was willing to go hungry to keep his land and vote as he pleased.
    p. 27.9
WPA = largest of the Depression era relief measures that put millions to work
  • The first thing was that Mr. Bob Ewell acquired and lost a job in a matter of days and probably made himself unique in the annals of the nineteen-thirties: he was the only man I ever heard of who was fired from the WPA for laziness.
    p. 332.4
WPA = largest of the Depression era relief measures that put millions to work
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