The WPA Guide to South Carolina

The WPA Guide to South Carolina

Author: Federal Writers' Project

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595342386

Category: History

Page: 514

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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—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 state’s unique flavor. The WPA Guide to South Carolina presents a state at the epicenter of Southern culture. The Palmetto State’s guide comes complete with the standard driving tours across the Blue Ridge Mountains and Mid-Atlantic coast as well as recipes for delicacies such has Cracklin’ Bread and Peach Leather.
Afro-American Folk Art and Crafts
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: William R. Ferris
Categories: African American decorative arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Books about Afro-American Folk Art and Crafts
By the Work of Their Hands
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: John Michael Vlach
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

"A stunning piece of scholarship, rich in both theory and evidence, that takes the reader to a new plateau of understanding" (Charles Joyner, University of South Carolina) of the African-American folklife.
The Arts in Early American History
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Walter Muir Whitehill
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-01 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

This summary essay and the heavily annotated bibliography covering the period from the first colonization to 1826 are primarily intended to aid the scholar and student by suggesting areas of further study and ways of expanding the conventional interpretations of early American history. Originally published in 1935. A UNC Press
The WPA Guide to South Carolina
Language: en
Pages: 514
Authors: Federal Writers' Project
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-31 - Publisher: Trinity University Press

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of
The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: John Michael Vlach
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Included in the examples are works from the Charleston and Old Slave Mart museums and the ironwork of Philip Simmons.