California on the Breadlines

California on the Breadlines

Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of A New Deal Narrative

Book - 2010
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California on the Breadlines is the compelling account of how Dorothea Lange, the Great Depression's most famous photographer, and Paul Taylor, her labor economist husband, forged a relationship that was private--they both divorced spouses to be together--collaborative, and richly productive. Lange and Taylor poured their considerable energies into the decade-long project of documenting the plight of California's dispossessed, which in 1939 culminated in the publication of their landmark book, American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion . Jan Goggans blends biography, literature, and history to retrace the paths that brought Lange and Taylor together. She shows how American Exodus set forth a new way of understanding those in crisis during the economic disaster in California and ultimately informed the way we think about the Great Depression itself.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780520266216
0520266218
Branch Call Number: 770.922/GOGGANS
Characteristics: xvi, 345 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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