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Title Talk about trouble : a New Deal portrait of Virginians in the Great Depression / edited by Nancy J. Martin-Perdue and Charles L. Perdue, Jr.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  975.5042 MART MF13    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 493 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-473) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Narrating Experience: Virginia and Virginians in the Decade of the Great Depression. 1. Narrating Old Ways and Past Times: Of "Infairs" and "Callithumps" 2. Narrating Women's Experience: "Living the Life of a Woman" 3. Narrating Men's Experience: "We Meet With So Many Changes" 4. Narrating the African American Experience: "Democracy Paid For" -- Pt. II. Making a Living: From Farm to Factory. 5. Making a Living from the Land: Paid in "Chips and Whetstones" 6. Making a Living on the Water: "Takes a Man with a Good Back An' Strong Arms" 7. Making a Living in the Trades and Business: "A High Standard of Output" 8. Making a Living in Iron, Steel, and Coal: "Of Every Artificer in Brass and Iron" 9. Making a Living in Factory and Mill: "Hurrying to Keep Time With Machines" -- Epilogue: Virginia on the Eve of World War II -- App. A. Selected Listing of Federal Relief Agencies and Programs -- App. B. Supplemental Data on Informants and Selected VWP Interviewers.
App. C. RA/FSA Photographs Taken in Virginia.
Summary Talk about Trouble presents 61 Writers' Project life histories that depict Virginia men and women, both blacks and whites, and offer a cross-section of ages, occupations, experiences, and cultural and class backgrounds. Headnotes set the context for each life history and introduce people and themes that link individual events and experiences.
Other author Martin-Perdue, Nancy J.
Perdue, Charles L., 1930-2010.
Subject Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Virginia.
Interviews -- Virginia.
Virginia -- Social life and customs.
Virginia -- Social conditions.
Virginia -- Biography.
ISBN 0807822698 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807845701 (paperback: alk. paper)