The WPA Guide to Oklahoma

The WPA Guide to Oklahoma

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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 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 statea€™s vast and varied landscape. Also, notable in this guide is an essay by prominent historian Edward Everett Dale entitled a€œThe Spirit of Oklahoma.a€Probably 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


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