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The WPA Guide to South Dakota: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s South Dakota

The WPA Guide to South Dakota: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s South Dakota

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Rolling prairie grasslands in the east, surreal Badlands and lush Black Hills in the west: South Dakota is a state of vivid contrasts. In this classic and now-rare guide to Depression-era South Dakota, you can discover the historic byways and back roads of this beautiful state. Originally part of the American Guide Series, this book was written both to

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Rolling prairie grasslands in the east, surreal Badlands and lush Black Hills in the west: South Dakota is a state of vivid contrasts. In this classic and now-rare guide to Depression-era South Dakota, you can discover the historic byways and back roads of this beautiful state. Originally part of the American Guide Series, this book was written both to chronicle the physical and cultural landscape of the Mount Rushmore State and to employ out-of-work writers. The result is a snapshot of South Dakota as our grandparents knew it.

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Depression-era politicians regarded it as a harmless "make-work" program, but the Federal Writers' Project blossomed far beyond its charter. In 48 states, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, hardworking WPA staffers wrote and edited individual volumes in the American Guide series. These guidebooks set such a high standard that they remain valuable for their comprehensive information on state history, people, resources, art, architecture, folklore, and traditions. The WPA Guide to South Dakota features an introduction by Dr. John E. Miller, regarded as one of the foremost experts on the state's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873515528
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Edition description:
1
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
1,258,463
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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John E. Miller, professor emeritus of history at South Dakota State University–Brookings, is editor of History of South Dakota (4th edition, revised).

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