One Third of a Nation: Lorena Hickok Reports on the Great Depression
by Lorena Hickok, Richard Lowitt and Maurine H. Beasley
University of Illinois Press, 1981
Paper: 978-0-252-01096-5 | Cloth: 978-0-252-00849-8
Library of Congress Classification HC106.3.H518 1981
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.542

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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 Nation is 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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