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In the book To Kill a Mockingbird what is the WPA?
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The WPA was the Works Progress Administration or, later, the Work Projects Administration. (It was the same program, but the name changed slightly.) It was a massive public works program started in 1935 that was intended to help people who had lost their jobs due to the Great Depression. WPA projects ranged from big public projects (there's a bridge in a park near my house that was build by the WPA) to more surprising artistic projects. For example, check out the Federal Art Project:
Because it was meant to help people out, it wasn't as focused as a business organized for profit. It was hard to get fired from the WPA. That's why it's so surprising when Bob Ewell loses such a job.
Posted by gbeatty on February 12, 2007 at 11:26 AM (Answer #1)
Below is some more info on the WPA
Posted by alexb2 on February 15, 2007 at 5:42 AM (Answer #2)
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