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Talk about Trouble: A New Deal Portrait of Virginians in the Great Depression

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'Things ain't now like they used to be nohow,' a Virginia native told a WPA worker in the 1930s. Indeed, a central theme unifying the hundreds of life histories recorded by Virginia Writers' Project fieldworkers between 1938 and 1941 is that the narrators all bear witness to the vast socioeconomic and cultural changes brought about by the Great Depression and the New Deal's responses to it. These never-published VWP narrative interviews, however, have remained largely unknown and unavailable to readers until now.

Talk about Trouble presents 61 Writers' Project life histories that depict Virginia men and women, both blacks and whites, and offer a cross-section of ages, occupations, experiences, and cultural and class backgrounds. Headnotes set the context for each life history and introduce people and themes that link individual events and experiences. One hundred sixty photographs, most taken in the state by Farm Security Administration or Virginia WPA photographers, add graphic texture and backdrop to the stories and lives recounted.

Synopsis:

"Talk about Trouble is a remarkably moving testimonial. No other first-person collection reveals as much about how ordinary Virginians, and by extension southerners and other Americans, confronted the palpable threats raised every day by the Great Depression". — Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., The Library of Virginia

About the Author

Nancy J. Martin-Perdue has been a freelance writer for twenty years and is currently scholar-in-residence in the department of anthropology at the University of Virginia.Formerly a geologist, Charles L. Perdue Jr. has a Ph.D. in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught in the departments of English and anthropology at the University of Virginia for the past twenty-four years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807845707
With:
Perdue, Charles L.
Author:
Perdue, Charles L.
Author:
cy J. Martin-Perdue
Author:
Martin-Perdue, Nancy J.
Author:
Nan
Author:
Charles L., Jr. Perdue
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
Interviews
Subject:
Interviews -- Virginia.
Subject:
New Deal, 19
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
American South; Southern; folk studies; photography; Virginia; Virginia Writers Project; Farm Security Administration
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Subject:
Virginia Social conditions.
Subject:
American South
Subject:
| Southern
Subject:
folk studies
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Virginia Writers Project
Subject:
Farm security administration
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
38-5A
Publication Date:
November 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
516
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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