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Articles with keyword "Depression era"

H. L. Mencken with his brothers


H. L. Mencken as a Boy? Oh, Boy!

Mencken's memoirs show a softer side on the sardonic critic

Susan Shillinglaw


Why does living a bit make Steinbeck relevant?

With Susan Shillinglaw on the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath


An Hour Upon the Stage

The Federal Theatre Project's brief but controversial life is considered in an upcoming documentary.

A farmer digs through drifting sand in Oklahoma


Children of the Dust

The Dirty Thirties as witnessed by people who were actually there.


The Revisionist

Writer Amity Shlaes talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about her take on the Great Depression.

Image of Morris Dickstein


Reading Into the Great Depression

Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.

Fellow WPA writers in 1930s Oklahoma City: Paskavan, L’Amour, Thompson


Soul of a Writer

Jim Thompson found the makings of a new and gritty style working on the Oklahoma State Guide.

Image of family in Shawnee, Kansas.


A Common Story

Kansans tell their diverse stories.

Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress Exposition


Enchanting Reality

World's fairs during the Depression.

Eudora Welty's photograph of child and kite


Southern Exposure

Eudora Welty's photographs reveal new stories in Alabama.