The WPA Guide to Georgia

The WPA Guide to Georgia

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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 Georgia describes the rich historical and cultural background of Americaa€™s Peach State. With varied and interesting photos, the guide gives readers a real taste as to what sweet southern living was like in the 1940a€™s, all the way from the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains down to the roaring Mississippi River valley.Public employees of Atlanta and Fulton County, including teachers and firefighters, are unionized. ... During the annual state convention in April, 1937, William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, ruled that A. Steve Nance, ... The longest labor struggle in the history of the state was settled on December 14, 1938, when employees of an Atlanta department store ended seventytwo weeksanbsp;...

Title:The WPA Guide to Georgia
Author:Federal Writers' Project
Publisher:Trinity University Press - 2013-10-23


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