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The impact of the New Deal on Iowa : changing the culture of a rural state

Author: Gregg R Narber
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the influence of a broad range of New Deal programs on Iowa from the perspective of the programmatic alteration of culture.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg R Narber
ISBN: 9780773449497 0773449493
OCLC Number: 264039151
Description: vii, 314 pages, [38] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Creating a new self-image for rural America : the Federal Writers' Project in Iowa --
Bringing high culture to rural America part 1 : placing art by relief workers in Iowa --
Bringing high culture to rural America part 2 : Using relief programs to bring the experience of art making to Iowa --
Bringing high culture to rural America part 3 : Using federal patronage to place art in Iowa --
Creating a modern infrastructure for rural America part 1 : the New Deal and Iowa's built environment --
Creating a modern infrastructure for rural America part 2 : Creation and improvement of Iowa parks under the new deal --
Creating a modern infrastructure for rural America part 3 : New ways for rural Americans to live, Iowa's New Deal subsistence homestead project.
Responsibility: Gregg R. Narber ; with a foreword by Malcolm J. Rohrbough.

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"... we think of the New Deal as a collection of alphabet agencies. [This] book reminds... that the New Deal had a strong visual component. - Prof. Malcom Rohrbough University of Iowa "... few Read more...

 
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