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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0050 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 May 1943 Pagination: 6 p. ; 21.5 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia dubs her home the Weiner Hotel as letterhead and tells him she had a splendid day at this resort. Tells him not to worry about their "starving," that rationing is adequate and "if you are not a hog you get enough of everything." Admits prices are high and has had to use up much of her canned stuff and hasn't been able to replace it. Also contains political discussions such as the tax laws, Smith Connally Anti-Labor Act and the Anti-Poll Tax. Asks him to do his job well, as it goes toward maintaining the way of life described. there is also a sketch of Sylvia writing to Moe; dated Sunday, May 30, 1943. Drawn by Joe Divteh.

Background Information: Anti-Poll Tax- May 25, 1943 the US House of Representatives passed a bill to abolish the poll tax in the eight southern states where it still existed. The bill was stalled in ...the Senate.
Smith–Connally Act passed on June 25, 1943, over FDR's veto.The Act allowed the federal government to seize and operate industries threatened by or under strikes that would interfere with war production, and prohibited unions from making contributions in federal elections.
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People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorRationingDiet and nutritionFinancePoliticsTaxes or TaxationLawCongressOverseas TradeOrganized LaborAfrican American HistorySuffrageCivil RightsArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: World War II

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