Tampa WPA Office Papers

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Publisher

Federal Writers' Project of Florida

Publication Date

January 1935

Abstract

Cortina Pinera's story of how he came to Tampa from Cuba as a teenager and worked in a cafe and as a reader in a cigar factory. During the Depression, he lost his cafe job, then became totally unemployed when cigar factory owners abolished the position of readers in the factories. Cortina Pinera laments the loss of the readers, and describes his life as an unemployed worker and recipient of government relief. The autobiography is followed by comments from Mrs. Jose Quintana, a supervisor at the Emergency Relief Council of Hillsborough County, and author Manuel Marrero.

Keywords

Working class, Florida, Tampa, Unemployment

Description

11 p.

Subject: topical

Working class; Unemployment

Subject: geographic

Florida; Tampa; Florida; Tampa

Genre

text

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Identifier

W27-00834

Autobiography of a person who insisted on writing one

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