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Talk about trouble : a New Deal portrait of Virginians in the Great Depression

Author: Nancy J Martin-Perdue; Charles L Perdue
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Talk about Trouble presents 61 Writers' Project life histories that depict Virginia men and women, both blacks and whites, and offer a cross-section of ages, occupations, experiences, and cultural and class backgrounds. Headnotes set the context for each life history and introduce people and themes that link individual events and experiences.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Talk about trouble.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95034700
(OCoLC)32853218
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy J Martin-Perdue; Charles L Perdue
ISBN: 080786322X 9780807863220
OCLC Number: 45732160
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 493 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. I. Narrating experience: Virginia and Virginians in the decade of the Great Depression. Narrating old ways and past times: of "infairs" and "callithumps" --
Narrating women's experience: "living the life of a woman" --
Narrating men's experience: "we meet with so many changes" --
Narrating the African American experience: "democracy paid for" --
pt. II. Making a living: from farm to factory. Making a living from the land: paid in "chips and whetstones" --
Making a living on the water: "takes a man with a good back an' strong arms" --
Making a living in the trades and business: "a high standard of output" --
Making a living in iron, steel, and coal: "of every artificer in brass and iron" --
Making a living in factory and mill: "hurrying to keep time with machines" --
Epilogue: Virginia on the eve of World War II --
App. A. Selected listing of federal relief agencies and programs --
App. B. Supplemental data on informants and selected VWP interviewers --
App. C. RA/FSA photographs taken in Virginia.
Responsibility: edited by Nancy J. Martin-Perdue and Charles L. Perdue, Jr.

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