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Funded by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the MWCC Humanities Project strengthens the college’s humanities curriculum; supports collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research in the humanities; examines the intersection between the humanities and other academic disciplines; and engages MWCC and the community in the discussion of enduring themes from the world’s many cultures and traditions.

WORKING Then and Now

                   
                 Dorothea Lange                                                                           Jacob Lawrence                                                                               Kettle Bottom
This research guide is part of a campus wide curriculum on Imagining Work, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Classes will explore the photographs of Dorothea Lange, the paintings of Jacob Lawrence, and the award-winning book Kettle Bottom, a collection of poems centered on life in a West Virginia coal mining town. Explore the content using the subject tabs above.

Working: people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do

Studs Terkel was a historian who explored modern views American life. His work often involved interviewing average citizens and recording their perspectives. His book Working contains interviews with various people who explain what work and employment mean to them.

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