Creating a Hoosier Self-Portrait
The Federal Writers' Project in Indiana, 1935-1942
By (author) George T. Blakey
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Creating a Hoosier Self-Portrait by George T. Blakey
Book DescriptionFrom 1935 to 1942, the Indiana office of the Federal Writers' Program hired unemployed writers as "field workers" to create a portrait in words of the land, the people, and the culture of the Hoosier state. This book tells the story of the project and its valuable legacy. Beginning work under the guidance of Ross Lockridge, whose son would later burst onto the American literary scene with his novel Raintree County, the group would eventually produce Indiana: A Guide to the Hoosier State, Hoosier Tall Stories, and other publications. Though many projects were never brought to completion, the Program's work remains a useful and rarely tapped storehouse of information on the history and culture of the state.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253345691
(243mm x 165mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - George T. Blakey
George T. Blakey is Professor (emeritus) of American and Indiana History at Indiana University East.
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