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WPA
used in Do You Speak American?

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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)
  • In the 1930s and early 1940s, workers from the Works Progress Administration made a series of recordings and photographs in this part of Texas.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (21% in)

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  • One of the former slaves interviewed by the WPA was born in Liberia, captured there in the 1850s, and brought to Texas as a child.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (22% in)
  • One WPA interviewee was Laura Smalley of Hempstead, Texas, south of Springville, in the same river country, known as Brazos Bottom.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (23% in)

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