The WPA Guide to Michigan

The WPA Guide to Michigan

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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. Published in 1941, the WPA Guide to Michigan documents the rich history and economies of the Great Lake State. From the Upper Peninsula to the Lower, and the Straits of Mackinac between, the guide features many photographs of the distinctive geography as well as essays about marine lore, architecture, anda€”in the essay on Detroita€”the nationa€™s burgeoning auto industry.Robert Smith Pub.Co., 1900. Dice, L. R. A Manual of the Recent Wild Mammals of Michigan. (Michigan handbook series 2.) Ann Arbor. University of Michigan, 1927 . Dodge, Charles K. Contributions to the Botany of Michigan. Two pamphlets.

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


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