Testimony of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Director, Office of Civilian Defense, (14 January 1942) Washington D.C.
“Testimony of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Director, Office of Civilian Defense,” delivered January 14, 1942, Roosevelt, Eleanor. (1884-1962)
Eleanor Roosevelt, “Testimony of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Director, Office of Civilian Defense,” Hearings Before the Select Committee Investigating National Defense Migration, Congressional Record, 77th Congress, House of Representatives 2nd sess., Pursuant to H. Res. 113, Volume 88, Part 1: January 5, 1942 to February 19, 1942, https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb/_crecb/Volume%20086%20(1940).
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72: “They were here before, and they are much worse now” became “They were here before, and they are much worse now.”
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