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 countryas shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsamany of whom would later become celebrated literary figuresawere 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 stateas unique flavor. The WPA Guide to Oklahoma is filled with descriptions of Native American life in the region, accompanied by many photographs. From Black Mesa to Cavanal Hill, this guide to the Sooner State takes the reader on a journey across the stateas vast and varied landscape. Also, notable in this guide is an essay by prominent historian Edward Everett Dale entitled aThe Spirit of Oklahoma.aProbably as significant historically as any route throughout Oklahoma, US 69 follows almost exactly the old Texas Road, over which fur traders, trappers, freighters, emigrants, and pioneer settlers traveled. From the Kansas Line to Muskogee, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The WPA Guide to Oklahoma|
|Author||:||Federal Writers' Project|
|Publisher||:||Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31|