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Federal Writers' Project

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Works: 1,134 works in 1,404 publications in 1 language and 12,921 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Maps  Case studies  History  Pictorial works  Portraits  Illustrated works  Interviews  Sources  Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: F621, 309.175
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A guide to Alaska, last American frontier by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

20 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1973, the military took power in Chile, and Ariel Dorfman, allied to deposed president Salvadore Allende, was forced to flee for his life. Feeding on Dreams is the story of the transformative decades of exile that followed. Dorfman portrays, through visceral scenes and powerful intellect, the personal and political maelstroms underlying his migrations from Buenos Aires, on the run from Pinochet "s death squads, to safe houses in Paris and Amsterdam, and eventually to America, his childhood home. And then, seventeen years after he was forced to leave, there is a yearned-for return to Chile, with an unimaginable outcome. The toll on Dorfman "s wife and two sons, the Searthquake of language that is bilingualism, and his eventual questioning of his allegiance to past and party?all these crucibles of a life in exile are revealed with wry and startling honesty
Remembering America : a sampler of the WPA American guide series( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 500 memorable passages from the Federal Writers' travel guides project fifty years ago
U.S. One, Maine to Florida by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

7 editions published between 1938 and 1972 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"U.S. Higway One ... is one of the country's most important highways. It runs through 13 Atlantic seaboard states, carrying millions of tourists annually. Each one of them will find something important and interesting in this indispensable in this guide."
The Florida Negro : a Federal Writers' Project legacy by Gary W McDonogh( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of the FWP team, compiled from archival resources and statistical records, as well as from interviews with a wide range of Florida blacks, provides a vivid documentary description of Florida's African heritage. Reflecting a mixture of both pride and complaint in the black community, their research illuminates the world of such stellar black Floridians as Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson, and Augusta Savage. None of this material has been published previously in the series of WPA guidebooks. Versions of the manuscript and the primary documents are in the archives of the Florida Historical Society, the P. K. Yonge Library at the University of Florida, and the Library of Congress
Iowa, a guide to the Hawkeye State by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

6 editions published between 1930 and 1974 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WPA guide to 1930s Iowa by Federal Writers Project( )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WPA Guide to 1930s Iowa is a panorama of the Hawkeye State as it was during the Great Depression, but it nevertheless finds much to celebrate in the heartland of America. Nearly three dozen essays highlight Iowa's demography, economy, and culture, but the heart of the book is a detailed traveler's guide, organized as seventeen different tours that direct the reader to communities of particular social and historical interest throughout the state. Rarely has so much information about a place been gathered in a single volume. This unique book is a special invitation to share in the richness and diversity of Iowa and its people
Harlem document : photographs 1932-1940 by Aaron Siskind( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave culture : a documentary collection of the slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project by Clement Alexander Price( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine--and understand--specific aspects of slave life and culture"--
Oregon : end of the trail by Federal Writers' Project (Or.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are our lives by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

7 editions published between 1939 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WPA guide to Massachusetts : the Federal Writers' Project guide to 1930s Massachusetts( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyoming folklore : reminiscences, folktales, beliefs, customs, and folk speech by Susan D Dow( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nebraska : a guide to the cornhusker state by Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Nebraska( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1976 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WPA guide to 1930s Montana( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historic guide to Montana from 1939. "Included in the book are chapters on the natural setting, history, economy, and cultural life as of half a century ago, plus separate entries for Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, and Missoula -- which at the time boasted four hotels and five-cent bus fares."--p. [4] of cover
The WPA guide to Maryland, the Old Line state by Federal Writers' Project( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers' Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country's shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors?many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures?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
Our federal government and how it functions by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

3 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Diego : a California city by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1973 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WPA guide to Massachusetts, the Bay State by Federal Writers' Project( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers' Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country's shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors, many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures, 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
The WPA guide to New York : the empire state by Federal Writers' Project( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers' Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country's shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors?many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures?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
The WPA guide to New Orleans : the Federal Writers' Project guide to 1930s New Orleans, with a new introduction by the Historic New Orleans Collection by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Florida Negro : a Federal Writers' Project legacy
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The WPA guide to 1930s IowaThese are our livesWyoming folklore : reminiscences, folktales, beliefs, customs, and folk speechThe WPA guide to 1930s MontanaThe WPA guides : mapping AmericaThe dream and the deal : the Federal Writers' Project, 1935-1943The book of Bunk : a fairy tale of the Federal Writers' Project
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English (103)