Trinity University Press

WPA Guide to New Hampshire

The Granite State

Federal Writers' Project (contributor)

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The WPA Guides to America series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom later became celebrated literary figures—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 state’s unique flavor.

The WPA Guide to New Hampshire features driving tours highlighting the White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee, and the coast near Portsmouth. Photographs of churches, landscapes, and colonial houses give readers a sense of New England life in the early twentieth century. 

WPA Guide to New Hampshire cover
  • Price: $7.99
  • Pages: 559
  • Published: Oct 2013
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595342270


History, Regional, U.S. New England