Soul of a People: The Wpa Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David A. Taylor

Soul of a People: The Wpa Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America

Wiley
Publication date: April 2010
ISBN: 9780470885888
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$27.95
Our price:
$24.99

You save: $2.96 (11%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Soul of a People is about a handful of people who were on the Federal Writer's Project in the 1930s and a glimpse of America at a turning point. This particular handful of characters went from poverty to great things later, and included John Cheever, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Studs Terkel. In the 1930s they were all caught up in an effort to describe America in a series of WPA guides. Through striking images and firsthand accounts, the book reveals their experiences and the most vivid excerpts from selected guides and interviews: Harlem schoolchildren, truckers, Chicago fishmongers, Cuban cigar makers, a Florida midwife, Nebraskan meatpackers, and blind musicians.

Drawing on new discoveries from personal collections, archives, and recent biographies, a new picture has emerged in the last decade of how the participants' individual dramas intersected with the larger picture of their subjects. This book illuminates what it felt like to live that experience, how going from joblessness to reporting on their own communities affected artists with varied visions, as well as what feelings such a passage involved: shame humiliation, anger, excitement, nostalgia, and adventure. Also revealed is how the WPA writers anticipated, and perhaps paved the way for, the political movements of the following decades, including the Civil Rights movement, the Women's Right movement, and the Native American rights movement.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Soul of a People ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
4393 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Soul of a People: The Wpa Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David A. Taylor
Wiley, April 2010
ISBN: 9780470885888
EAN:  9780470885888
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $27.95 eBook price: $24.99
Soul of a People: The Wpa Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America PDF (Adobe DRM) download by David A. Taylor
Wiley, April 2010
ISBN: 9780470885895
EAN:  9780470885895
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $27.95 eBook price: $24.99
Other books by David A. Taylor
Convergent Architecture: Building Model-Driven J2EE Systems with UML PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Hubert
Convergent Architecture: Building Model-Driven J2EE Systems with UML
Richard Hubert & David A. Taylor
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., July 2002
ISBN: 9780471105602
Format: PDF
Our price: $25.99