Trinity University Press

WPA Guide to New York

The Empire 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 York provides forty-five tours across the Empire State, from Niagara Falls and the Adirondacks to the five boroughs of New York City, and also details the state’s rich Native American, Revolutionary, and immigration histories. 

WPA Guide to New York cover
  • Price: $7.99
  • Pages: 782
  • Published: Oct 2013
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595342300

Subjects

History, Regional, U.S. Mid-Atlantic