WPA Guide to New Mexico
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 countrys shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsmany of whom would later become celebrated literary figureswere 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 states unique flavor.The WPA Guide to New Mexico certainly shows how this Southwest state earned its nickname the Colorful State. The blended influence of Native American, Spanish, and Anglo-American cultures account for the Land of Enchantments distinct flavor, thoroughly captured in the guides stunning photography as well as in its many essays on art, folklore, and language.
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