We Too Are the People by Louise V. Armstrong


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'We Too Are the People'  by Louise Armstrong tells of her experiences as Administrator of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration from 1933-1936 in Manistee and the surrounding county. Poverty was widespread in the area long before the Depression added to the misery. Published in 1938, the book tells the stories of the desperate people who sought the new agency's help getting work, food, shelter, medical care and more. Armstrong has told her story well as a keen observer with a saving sense of humor. 'We Too Are the People' is an interesting read about the fascinating variety of people helped by this government agency. 

The art work on the cover of the book was done by the author's husband Harry Armstrong, an artist, sculptor and photographer involved in federally-sponsored art at the time