One Third of a Nation: Lorena Hickok Reports on the Great Depression
University of Illinois Press
, Jan 1, 1983
- 378 pages
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.