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 countryas shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsamany of whom would later become celebrated literary figuresawere 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 stateas unique flavor. The WPA Guide to South Carolina presents a state at the epicenter of Southern culture. The Palmetto Stateas guide comes complete with the standard driving tours across the Blue Ridge Mountains and Mid-Atlantic coast as well as recipes for delicacies such has Cracklina Bread and Peach Leather.The river winds past SAMSON ISLAND (R) and RACCOON ISLAND (L), a hunting preserve belonging to the Dodge family. ... are seen in the late afternoon, with their widespread sunsetdyed sails; and smaller craft with dripping shrimp nets steal in close to the banks. ... The threesided tabby structure seen at 62.5 m. is FORT FREDERICK, erected in 1731. ... the marshes in small boats to gather the marsh grass that grows between the islands for use as provender for their farm animals.
|Title||:||The WPA Guide to South Carolina|
|Author||:||Federal Writers' Project|
|Publisher||:||Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31|