Audio Recording "The supervisors and foreman wanted to act like God."
About this Item
- "The supervisors and foreman wanted to act like God."
- Contributor Names
- Jones, Leonard (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Work ethic
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Leonard Jones, urban gardener, hardware store worker, motorcycle club member.
- - Summary of audio segment: Walked a mile-and-a-half there in a bad snowstorm when no one could make it in and ran those machines with three other guys for twenty-four hours. Four men ran that whole shop, we never let the machines down. Then one of the guys came in late two days later and they gave him a warning, no thanks for the hard work. The supervisors wanted to act like God. I don't think it was the company, just the ones that ran the company.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A017
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Jones, Leonard, and Susan Levitas. "The supervisors and foreman wanted to act like God.". -08-19, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003644/.
APA citation style:
Jones, L. & Levitas, S. (1994) "The supervisors and foreman wanted to act like God.". -08-19. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003644/.
MLA citation style:
Jones, Leonard, and Susan Levitas. "The supervisors and foreman wanted to act like God.". -08-19, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003644/>.