North Carolina During the Great Depression: A Documentary Portrait of a Decade

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Through interviews with survivors of the Depression, the use of photographs taken by Federally supported photographers (many reproduced here) and research into the history of the period, the work provides an accurate and even uplifting portrait of the people of the mountains, piedmont and Coastal areas of North Carolina in the 1930s. The chapters include examinations of the industries and natural resources of North Carolina during the Depression, as well as information on the education, health, population, labor,...

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Overview

Through interviews with survivors of the Depression, the use of photographs taken by Federally supported photographers (many reproduced here) and research into the history of the period, the work provides an accurate and even uplifting portrait of the people of the mountains, piedmont and Coastal areas of North Carolina in the 1930s. The chapters include examinations of the industries and natural resources of North Carolina during the Depression, as well as information on the education, health, population, labor, governorships, housing and entertainment of the time. The effects of the New Deal Programs and other important historic events are discussed. The work includes 200 photographs to complement interviews with North Carolina natives about their experiences, as well as appendices, a bibliography, and an index covering important federal photographers in North Carolina during the Great Depression.

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the way Davis has researched and put together the text of her work is commendable...photos...make it powerful...for a very graphic and thoughtful look at those days, sit down, and ponder hard times with [this book]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786413157
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/16/2003
  • Pages: 263
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Anita Price Davis, a North Carolina native, Gold Star daughter, and Duke University graduate, retired as the Charles A. Dana Professor of Education Emerita after 36 years at Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is the author of many historical books and articles.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface 1
Introduction 3
1 Water, Soil, and Industries Based on Natural Resources 15
2 Population 76
3 Education 124
4 Health 140
5 Housing 161
6 Labor 174
7 Popular Entertainment 187
App. I Important Federal Photographers in North Carolina During the Great Depression 225
App.II Roy Stryker (1903-1975) and His Work with the Federal Government 237
Bibliography 242
Index 249
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