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The WPA Guide to 1930's Montana

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Price: $14.96

Publisher: MISC:

Seller ID: 515034


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WPA Guide to South Dakota

By: Federal Writers’ Project, introduction by John E. Miller

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 515528


A snapshot of South Dakota as our grandparents knew it.Rolling prairie grasslands in the east, surreal Badlands and lush Black Hills in the west: South Dakota is a state of vivid contrasts. In this classic and now-rare guide to Depression-era South Dakota, you can discover the historic byways and back roads of this beautiful state. Originally part of the American Guide Series, this book was written both to chronicle the physical and cultural landscape of the Mount Ru... View more info

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The WPA Guide to 1930s Alabama

By: Harvey H. Jackson III

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of Alabama Press:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 310282


A fascinating time capsule, this classic guide captures Alabama at a critical moment in its history between the Great Depression and World War II and its aftermath.The WPA guide to Alabama provides a unique snapshot of 1930s Alabama life and culture. Like the other state guides in the WPA's American Guide Series, it features essays on history, economy, people, folkways, education, and other characteristics of the state, as well as general information about the towns ... View more info

All of This Music Belongs to the Nation: The WPA's Federal Music Project and American Society

By: Kenneth J. Bindas

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press:

Seller ID: 332522


Established in 1935 under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration, the Federal Music Project (FMP) was designed to employ musicians who were hard hit by the economic devastation of the Great Depression. All of This Music Belongs to the Nation is the first book-length study of the FMP and the many paradoxes and conflicts that marked its four-year existence.As Kenneth J. Bindas points out, the FMP leadership was more conservative than that of the sister projects... View more info

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The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh

By: Laurence A. Glasco, Wright, J. Ernest

Price: $39.95

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 2004

Seller ID: 942321


The first publication of a reclaimed WPA project studying Pittsburgh's black population. The book features articles on civil rights, social class, lifestyle, culture, folklore, and institutions, from colonial times through the 1930s.The monumental American Guide Series, published by the Federal Writers' Project, provided work to thousands of unemployed writers, editors, and researchers in the midst of the Great Depression. Featuring books on states, cities, rivers, a... View more info

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WPA Guide to Minnesota

By: The Federal Writers Project, introduction by Frederick Manfred

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 511859


A beguiling travel guide and history lesson in one, this volume offers an unprecedented look at Minnesota and its people.In the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, the federal government put thousands of unemployed writers to work in the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Out of their efforts came the American Guide series, the first comprehensive guidebooks to the people, resources, and traditions of each state in the union... View more info

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Works Progress Administration (WPA) Records of Prince William County, Virginia

By: W. R. Hobbs, Teresa A. Kelley, and Sallie C. Pusey

Price: $68.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H0711


Material reproduced from the Virginia Historical Inventory relating to this county. It describes cemeteries, churches, history, homes, industry, schools, towns, personal papers and other subjects. View more info

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WPA Guide to the Minnesota Arrowhead Country

By: Workers of the Writers’ Program of the WPA

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 512278


First published in 1941 as part of the American Guide Series, this lively book describes Minnesota's popular northern region. Special features include fifteen canoe trips; five maps; thirty-seven photographs; forty-seven city, town, and village profiles; four road tours; a chronology; a glossary; and a bibliography with updated suggestions for further reading in fiction and nonfiction about the region.New introduction by Francis M. Carroll. View more info