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One third of a nation : Lorena Hickok reports on the Great Depression

Author: Lorena A Hickok; Richard Lowitt; Maurine Hoffman Beasley
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1933 and 1935, Lorena Hickok traveled across thirty-two states as a "confidential investigator" for Harry Hopkins, head of FDR's Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Her assignment was to gather information about the day-to-day toll the Depression was exacting on individual citizens. "One Third of a Nation" is her record, underscored by the eloquent photographs of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and  Read more...
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Hickok, Lorena A.
One third of a nation.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1981
(OCoLC)610216780
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorena A Hickok; Richard Lowitt; Maurine Hoffman Beasley
ISBN: 0252008499 9780252008498 0252010965 9780252010965
OCLC Number: 6916179
Description: xxxv, 378 pages, [12] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: edited by Richard Lowitt and Maurine Beasley.

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Portrays the same heartrending devastation, sorrow, and quiet heroism of the Depression that Steinbeck depicted in "Grapes of Wrath" and that Woody Guthrie evoked in his songs of the common people.  Read more...

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"Some of the best reports ever written on the state of America's underprivileged." -- Sylvia Jukes Morris, Washington Post Book World "Hickok touches on every facet of the relationship between Read more...

 
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