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Author Davis, Anita Price.

Title Georgia during the Great Depression : a documentary portrait of a decade / compiled by Anita Price Davis.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2008]
©2008

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 UniM Bail  975.8042 DAVI    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 294 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-287) and index.
Contents 1. Water, Soil, and Industries Based on Natural Resources -- 2. Population -- 3. Education -- 4. Health -- 5. Housing -- 6. Labor -- 7. Entertainment -- Appendix: Federal Photographers in Georgia.
Summary "During the Great Depression, a federal commission was given to a number of photographers to travel throughout the country to record the pride and perseverance, strengths and weaknesses of the people - the result was more than 2,500 photographs in Georgia alone. This pictorial album relies on the little-known pictures from this federal commission along with picture postcards, personal pictures and memorabilia, written records, and interviews to record and reconstruct a tale of the state's resources, people, education, health, housing, labor and entertainment. The effects of President Roosevelt's New Deal programs are also emphasized. An appendix provides short biographies of ten federally commissioned photographers who worked in Georgia, induding Carl Mydans, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Jack Delano and Esther Bubley."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Depressions -- 1929 -- Georgia -- Sources.
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Georgia -- Sources.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Georgia -- Pictorial works.
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Georgia -- Pictorial works.
Georgia -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Georgia -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Georgia -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Sources.
Georgia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Sources.
ISBN 9780786433957 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786433957 (softcover : alk. paper)