Monthly Archives: March 2016

Life Histories

I think the most interesting thing I have found in my life histories is the extant personal depth. I remember reading the guidelines in the Couch readings a few weeks ago and in our class discussion we halted for a … Continue reading

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As I was scrolling through the hundreds of life histories, I mindlessly picked ones with titles that stuck out to me or about interesting people. Somehow however, almost all of my life histories revolved around the world of agriculture– I … Continue reading

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Daniel White – Blog Post 10: Response to Life Histories

The most interesting thread I found woven throughout the life histories is the prevalent theme of agriculture.  In modern times, as well as back in the 1930s, stories are generally set in urban areas, and authors and works of literature … Continue reading

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Life Histories

During my time spent with the folders this week, I heard an array of different stories; classic triumphs, action and tragedies – different persons and their families trying to survive in America. The Federal Writers Project gave American’s an entertaining chance … Continue reading

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A Real Reality

It’s deceitful, almost. Reading through my life histories I’m imagining tales of the death sentence in Raleigh–through the means of a gas chamber and an electric chair–I’m told about sons dying, families that live in the grime and dust in … Continue reading

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Wandering Magicians and False Accusations

As I read through the life histories, I found myself forgetting that they were the real stories of real people. One woman’s husband shot himself in the chest. One man was a wandering magician who accidentally killed his duck by … Continue reading

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Women’s Woes in Times of Trouble

A once wealthy widow deemed “neurotic” who flits about her rented living space in an almost frantic frenzy.  A college educated prostitute.  Mothers of many, battered and desperate, with husbands placed six feet under by car crashes or self-inflicted bullets … Continue reading

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Life History Issues

I chose life histories with titles that related in some way to religion with the interest in how religion related to the people interviewed during this time.  Interestingly, a number of the life histories did not really have a religious … Continue reading

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Foreseeable Issues

I’ve read through my stories, and I am really starting to understand the goal of the Federal Writers Project. These stories give me insight into the worlds of those I would never otherwise encounter. The Federal Writers Project tries to … Continue reading

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TEI

While taking Comp 110, an introduction course to coding and syntax of computer science, my professor regularly compared the process of coding to a language. My biggest issue with using the program and language (java) we used is because I … Continue reading

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