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Georgia during the Great Depression : a documentary portrait of a decade /
compiled by Anita Price Davis.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008.
description
ix, 294 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0786433957 (paper), 9780786433957 (paper)
format(s)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008.
isbn
0786433957 (paper)
9780786433957 (paper)
catalogue key
6522829
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-287) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
During the Great Depression, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Rexford Tugwell and his former Columbia student Roy Emerson Stryker spearheaded an effort to create a photographic portrait of the nation's people and places. The result was a federal commission given to a number of photographers who traveled throughout the country to record the pride and perseverance, strengths and weaknesses of the people. Resulting in more than 2,500 photographs in Georgia alone, this project created a visual record of an influential period of American history. This pictorial album relies on the little-known pictures from this federal commission along with picture postcards, personal pictures and memorabilia, written records, and interviews to record and reconstruct a tale of the state's resources, people, education, health, housing, labor and entertainment. The effects of President Roosevelt's New Deal programs are also emphasized. An appendix provides short biographies of ten federally commissioned photographers who worked in Georgia, including Carl Mydans, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Jack Delano and Esther Bubley.
Unpaid Annotation
"This pictorial album relies on picture postcards, personal pictures and memorabilia, written records, and interviews to record and reconstruct a tale of the state's resources, people, education, health, housing, labor, and entertainment"--Provided by publisher.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This pictorial album relies on the little-known pictures from a federal commission given to a number of photographers in an attempt to create a photographic portrait of Georgia's people and places. The work also features postcards, personal pictures and memorabilia, written records, and much more.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
Water, Soil, and Industries Based on Natural Resourcesp. 15
Populationp. 74
Educationp. 123
Healthp. 145
Housingp. 166
Laborp. 190
Entertainmentp. 203
Federal Photographers in Georgiap. 247
Notesp. 269
Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 289
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