The Farmer in All of Us

Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 1426213301
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Follows the themes of the legendary radio commentator's speech "So God Made A Farmer," depicting the lives and work of farmers across the United States.

American Farmer

Author: Katrina Fried
Publisher: Welcome Books
ISBN: 9781599621296
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A compelling collection of more than 150 full-color and black-and-white photographs offers profiles of farming families across the United States, capturing the heart and soul of the nation's farm communities and their rural culture in every region of America. 25,000 first printing.

Portrait of a Farm Family

Author: Raymond Bial
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395699363
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tells the story of Dennis and Jane Steidinger and their eight children, portraying the difficult but rewarding way of life for a farm family. By the author of Amish Home and Frontier Home.

Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary

Author: Catherine Gander
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748670556
Format: PDF
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Provides a new perspective on the documentary diversity of Muriel Rukeyser's work and influencesWinner of the inaugural Peggy O'Brien Book Prize of the Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS)

Portrait of America

Author: Jerrold Hirsch
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807861669
Format: PDF
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How well do we know our country? Whom do we include when we use the word "American"? These are not just contemporary issues but recurring questions Americans have asked themselves throughout their history--and questions that were addressed when, in 1935, the Roosevelt administration created the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. Although the immediate context of the FWP was work relief, national FWP officials developed programs that spoke to much larger and longer-standing debates over the nature of American identity and culture and the very definition of who was an American. Hirsch reviews the founding of the FWP and the significance of its American Guide series, considering the choices made by administrators who wanted to celebrate diversity as a positive aspect of American cultural identity. In his exploration of the FWP's other writings, Hirsch discusses the project's pioneering use of oral history in interviews with ordinary southerners, ex-slaves, ethnic minorities, and industrial workers. He also examines congressional critics of the FWP vision; the occasional opposition of local Federal Writers, especially in the South; and how the FWP's vision changed in response to the challenge of World War II. In the course of this study, Hirsch raises thought-provoking questions about the relationships between diversity and unity, government and culture, and, ultimately, culture and democracy.

Pictures of People

Author: Pamela Allara
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584650362
Format: PDF, Docs
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A vibrant chronicle of the life and work of a prolific painter and bohemian eccentric.