The WPA Guide to Delaware

The WPA Guide to Delaware

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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 Delaware takes the reader on a journey through the coastal beauty of the state, from the Twelve-Mile Circle to the Nanticoke River. Although Delaware is the second smallest state in terms of area, the guide offers 27 driving tours accompanied by engaging photographs and pen-and-ink drawings. Published in 1938, this guide to the First State, also details Delawarea€™s rich history.This unanimous action brought Delaware the honor of being the first State in the Union. Little change ... One of the most important activities of the State government in Dover is the granting of corporation charters and the collection of fees and franchise taxes. About onefifth of all the active United States corporations listed in Moodya#39;s Manual have been chartered in Dover (see Government). When the Duanbsp;...

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


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