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The federal government
paid people ( writers) during the Great Depression to write voices and folklore
and record history across America. Projects like Work Projects Administration
(WPA) and Federal Writers’ Project can be said to have nurtured talents and
collected voices across America. Some of
these writers were ambivalent but the government projects provided employment
to some notable 20th century writers and they produced comprehensive
as well as impressive products. The government investing in federal arts paid
off because the country acquired chronicles of what happened during this period
which constituted a crucial element in history told by Americans who lived and
worked during the Depression. The federal arts projects were a good government
investment not only because they provided a source of livelihood for artists
and writers, they also made a contribution to language and history.
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