The WPA Guide to New Mexico

The WPA Guide to New Mexico

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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writersa€™ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the countrya€™s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsa€”many of whom would later become celebrated literary figuresa€”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 statea€™s unique flavor. The WPA Guide to New Mexico certainly shows how this Southwest state earned its nickname the a€œColorful State.a€ The blended influence of Native American, Spanish, and Anglo-American cultures account for the Land of Enchantmenta€™s distinct flavor, thoroughly captured in the guidea€™s stunning photography as well as in its many essays on art, folklore, and language.It was here that Don Manuel Otero, scion of the prominent New Mexico family of that name, was killed (1883) as the result of ... According to one version, Whitney was placed in a light wagon drawn by two ponies, driven to Chilili where a spring anbsp;...

Title:The WPA Guide to New Mexico
Author: Federal Writers' Project
Publisher:Trinity University Press - 2013-10-31

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