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Against itself : the Federal Theater and Writers' Projects in the Midwest

Author: Paul Sporn
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work devoted to federally funded arts programmes in the American Midwest, deals with the controversial Federal Theater Project (FTP) and the Federal Writers Project (FWP) under the New Deal's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Sporn
ISBN: 0814324614 9780814324615 0814325904 9780814325902
OCLC Number: 31609048
Description: 373 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Patronage and the Arts: From Hegemony to Counter Choice in the 1930s. 1. The Arts and Patronage in Modern Civil Society. 2. Counter Choices: A New Deal in the Arts --
2. Neglected Publics for Federal Patronage in the Midwest. 3. In the Eyes of the Beholder: Assembly-Line Publics in the 1930s and Before. 4. Church, Center, Left: The Trinity of Polish-American Culture. 5. Finn Halls and Finnish-American Culture. 6. Making and Remaking Yiddish-American Culture. 7. Black Theater and Writing. 8. Repertory and Political Theater in the Motown Outland --
3. The Politics of Running the FTP and FWP in the Midwest. 9. Starting Out from Nowhere: Artists, Art-Officials, Super-ficials. 10. The Michigan FTP: Conflicted Authority and Censorship.
Responsibility: Paul Sporn.

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