The WPA Guide to Virginia

The WPA Guide to Virginia

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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 Virgina documents the vital role the Old Dominion played in the history of the first 150 years of the United States and before. It is packed with historical information, particularly from the Colonial and Revolutionary years, and supplemented with photos of historic buildings and sites. Also worth note are the artistic photographs of the statea€™s ordinary people and its natural beauty, including the Shenandoah and Chesapeake Bay regions.1910), born in Washington, D.C. and brought up in Rome, came to the South during the war, entered the army, and, while attached to General Beauregarda#39;s forces ... Robert Loftin Newman (1827a€“1912), born at Louisa, exemplifies this later phase of nineteenthcentury American painting. ... Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy, society painter, was a resident of Albemarle County and died in Charlottesville in 1936.

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


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