An American exodus: a record of human erosion
First published in 1939, An American Exodusis one of the masterpieces of the documentary genre. Produced by incomparable documentary photographer Dorothea Lange with text by her husband, Paul Taylor, An American Exoduswas taken in the early 1930s while the couple were working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) The book documents the rural poverty of the depression-era exodus that brought over 300,000 migrants to California in search of farm work, a westward mass migration driven by economic deprivation as opposed to the Manifest Destiny of 19th century pioneers. This facsimile edition of the original volume reintroduces this sought-after work of art a pioneering book that was among the first to combine photographs with oral testimony to a contemporary audience, providing an insight into the struggles of the Depression as well as offering a profound and timeless look at the human condition.
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Review: An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion - Dorothea Lange & Paul TaylorUser Review - Liam O'Shiel - Goodreads
Having recently been reading about the American Dust Bowl and the events surrounding it, I had to see this book. Expensive to buy but available in libraries. Lange and Taylor argue the case that a ... Read full review