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The WPA Guide to Georgia

The Peach State

by Federal Writers' Project


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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. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state's unique flavor.
The WPA Guide to Georgia describes the rich historical and cultural background of America'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 1940's, all the way from the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains down to the roaring Mississippi River valley.

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Trinity University Press
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