Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the "Forgotten Man"

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Acknowledgments
p. i Franklin D. Roosevelt, 7 April 1932, radio address, Albany, N.Y., in
The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, comp. by
Samuel I. Rosenman ( New York: Russell and Russell, 1938), 1:625.
J. W. C., worker, to Eleanor Roosevelt, March 1935, in Box 2697,
Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.
p. ii No work today, unemployed youth, Washington, D. C., 1938, by John
Vachon, Library of Congress.
p. 1 Family bound for Krebs, Oklahoma, from Idabel, Oklahoma, 1939,
by Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress.
Unemployed man, 1935, as quoted in Melvin J. Vincent, "Relief and
Resultant Attitudes," Sociology and Social Research 19 ( Sept. -Oct.
1935): 28-29.
p. 33 Breadline, New York City, 25 December 1931; ten thousand people
were fed in this Christmas breadline. United Press International.
p. 34 E. J. Sullivan, "The 1932nd Psalm," Seamen's Journal 46 ( October
1932): 259.
p. 35 "Hooverville," New York City, 8 December 1930, United Press International. Herbert Hoover, 4 March 1933, as quoted in George Wolfskill , Happy Days Are Here Again (Hinsdale, Ill.: Dryden Press, 1974), p. 1.
p. 49 Coal miner's child taking home a can of kerosene, Purseglove, Scott's Run, West Virgnia, 1938, by Marion Post-Wolcott, Library of Congress.
p. 51 "El" station interior, New York City, 1936, by Bernice Abbott,
Museum of The City of New York Picture Collection.
Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol ( New York: E. R Dutton,
1928), p. 72.
p. 67 Ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished: mother and two children of a family
of nine living in a one-room hut built on an abandoned Ford Chasis,
Highway 70, Tennessee, 1936, by Carl Mydans, Library of Con-
gress.
Bob Miller, in Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People, ed. AlanLomax

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