One Third of a Nation: Lorena Hickok Reports on the Great Depression

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1983 - History - 378 pages
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Between 1933 and 1935, Lorena Hickok traveled across thirty-two states as a ""confidential investigator"" for Harry Hopkins, head of FDR's Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Her assignment was to gather information about the day-to-day toll the Depression was exacting on individual citizens.One Third of a Nationis her record, underscored by the eloquent photographs of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and others, of the shocking plight of millions of unemployed and dispossessed Americans.
  

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Richard Lowitt, , Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma, is well known for his books on twentieth-century American history.

MAURINE H. BEASLEY is Professor of Journalism at the University of Maryland, where she specializes in women and media.

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