The WPA Guide to New York
The Empire StateUnknown - 2014
During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers' Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country's shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors?many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures?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.
Publisher: San Antonio, Texas : Trinity University Press, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource : maps
Alternative Title: W.P.A. guide to New York.
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