Looking for the New Deal

Looking for the New Deal

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Rife with palpable misery, the hundreds of letters assembled in Forgotten Women paint a bleak and accurate portrait of the female experience among Floridians during the Great Depression. In pursuit of a means to provide for their families, Florida women doggedly, often naively, wrote letters to agencies, charities, and state and federal government officials asking for relief assistance. Green gathers more than three hundred letters written by Floridians that reveal the immediacy and intensity of their plight. The struggles of many of the women, however, reflect the Depression's extraordinarily devastating impact in Florida, where it followed on the heels of massive hurricanes, a medfly epidemic, and a land bust of monumental dimension.can purchase a home to-day in Tampa for $3, 500.00 which was originally built during the boom for $10, 000. ... standing and would thank you so much to investigate this for me.39 Telegram from Mrs. B. O. Ramsey (Miami) to ER, 24 January ... permit to drive our car for 60 or at least thirty days, we cana#39;t possibly buy a tag and our chances to get work will be 100 % better if we ... Wona#39;t you please help us as we really are deserving and I have tried to show you that we are not trying to doanbsp;...

Title:Looking for the New Deal
Author: Elna C. Green
Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press - 2007

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