The WPA Guide to New York

The WPA Guide to New York

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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writersa€™ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the countrya€™s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsa€”many of whom would later become celebrated literary figuresa€”were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6, 000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each statea€™s unique flavor. The WPA Guide to New York provides a total of 45 excellent tours, taking the reader across the Empire State, from Niagara Falls and the Adirondacks to the five boroughs of New York City. In addition to the nationa€™s center for culture and industry, New York also contains rich Native American, Revolutionary, and immigration historya€”all detailed in this diverse guide for a diverse state.Between hours of work in the village store, young Gould learned the rudiments of business and surveying. ... The a#39;Black Fridaya#39; panic of September 24, 1869, credited to the spectacular attempt of Gould and a#39;Jima#39; Fisk to corner the gold market, brought a great wave of public ... Gone are the old Delaware County apple holes: every fall 15 to 20 bushels of apples were dumped into a huge hole in the groundanbsp;...

Title:The WPA Guide to New York
Author:Federal Writers' Project
Publisher:Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31


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