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Download North Carolina: A Guide to the Old North State (American Guide) ePub
  • ISBN 0403021820
  • ISBN13 978-0403021826
  • Language English
  • Author Federal Writers Project
  • Publisher Scholarly Pr (June 1, 1973)
  • Pages 649
  • Formats rtf azw azw doc
  • Category Travels
  • Subcategory United States
  • Size ePub 1501 kb
  • Size Fb2 1448 kb
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During the Great Depression of the 1930s thousands of writers were hired by the Works Project Administration to create hundreds of guidebooks on all of the states in the U.S. These volumes that were produced became known as the American Guide Series. This series has been described as the biggest, fastest and most original research job in the history of the world. No library collection in North Carolina would be complete without a copy of North Carolina: A Guide To The Old North State.

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The American Guide Series was a group of books and pamphlets published in 1937–41 under the auspices of the Federal Writers' Project (FWP), a Depression-era works program in the United States. The American Guide Series books were compiled by the FWP, but printed by individual states, and contained detailed histories of each of the then 48 states of the Union with descriptions of every major city and town. In total, the project employed over 6,000 writers

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No library collection in North Carolina would be complete without a copy of North Carolina: A Guide To The Old North State. North Carolina: The Wpa Guide to the Old North State.

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. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor.

The American Guide Series of books was produced by the Federal Writers Project between 1935 and 1943. The Federal Writers Project was one of the many programs under the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a Depression-era government program that assisted the millions of unemployed. In addition to the popular state series, the Writers Project also produced over 1,200 books and pamphlets, including guides to major cities and interstate roadways, folklore collections, oral histories, and even song recordings. The project enlisted the talents of such well-known writers as John Cheever, Saul Bellow, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison.

I am from NC so the guide was fun to look over and see how much has changed in the state in the past 70 years. It was a time before freeways and interstates, and it gives you a guide to touring over state highways. Science has not yet produced for us such a time machine, but the Federal Writers' Project (FWP), a division of the Works Projects Administration, did produce for posterity guides to all of the 48 states.

The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states

The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states.

North Carolina : A Guide to the Old North State. Part of the American Guide Series Series). by Work Projects Administration.

A comprehensive Guide to the Sunshine State, from the then-newly finished . North Carolina: a Guide to the Old North State American Guides: the Federal Writers' Project and the casting of American culture, Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press,.

A comprehensive Guide to the Sunshine State, from the then-newly finished southernmost segment of . Highway 1 to Tallahassee, with stops at the oldest continuously occupied settlement (St. Augustine) and Seminole lands in the Everglades, all decades before Disney. Georgia: a Guide to Its Towns and Countryside. North Carolina: a Guide to the Old North State. What's a "Tar Heel", you might be wondering. American Guides: the Federal Writers' Project and the casting of American culture, Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press,.

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