The WPA Guide to New York

The WPA Guide to New York

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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 New York provides a total of 45 excellent tours, taking the reader across the Empire State, from Niagara Falls and the Adirondacks to the five boroughs of New York City. In addition to the nationa€™s center for culture and industry, New York also contains rich Native American, Revolutionary, and immigration historya€”all detailed in this diverse guide for a diverse state.Through both the Black River Valley of the North Country and the Chenango Valley of the Southern Tier it is an important milk truck route for two great dairy farming areas. Section a. ALEXANDRIA BAY to UTICA; 119.9 m. State 12 South of theanbsp;...

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


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