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Federal Writers' Project Interview of Henry Gill, between 1938 and 1939

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Courtesy of Library of Congress, Gill, Henry, "[Mr.Gill no. 3]," between 1938 and 1939


This is an interview with Henry Gill, a resident of Connecticut, and it was conducted as part of the Federal Writers’ Project. The interviewee discusses the perspectives of members of his community, as well as his own regarding New Deal programs which were prompted by an article in The American Guardian newspaper. Gill laments changes in the standard of living and talks about how individuals may be happier with less.  

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Source-Dependent Questions

  • What were the two ways Henry Gill felt could improve the economic situation of the country? What does this communicate about his opinion on the role of government?
  • Did Gill feel the New Deal was positive or negative? What evidence does he provide?
  • What arguments might Gill use in response to Charles Fusco, the Italian munitions worker?

Citation Information 

Gill, Henry, "[Mr.Gill no. 3]," pp. 1-3, between 1938 and 1939. Courtesy of Library of Congress