The WPA Guide to Massachusetts

The WPA Guide to Massachusetts

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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writersa€™ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the countrya€™s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsa€”many of whom would later become celebrated literary figuresa€”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 statea€™s unique flavor. Featuring one of the most historically rich regions of America, the WPA Guide to Massachusetts is an excellent comprehensive guide to the a€œBay State.a€ Focusing on urban Boston, also known as the Cradle of Liberty, and including rural Plymouth, this guide features a comprehensive tour scheme to engage tourists and residents alike.The Victorian interior shows furnishings, portraits, hangings of Emersona#39;s day as well as the philosophera#39;s fine library of classics and first ... 25Ac), a tan twoandahalfstory house with central chimney and small paned windows, was the second home of the Alcotts. The old house, considered ... In the rear was an apple orchard. ... The interior and the Alcott furnishings, books, and pictures are all preserved.

Title:The WPA Guide to Massachusetts
Author:Federal Writers' Project
Publisher:Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31


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