California on the Breadlines
Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of A New Deal NarrativeeBook - 2010
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, CA : University of California Press, 2010.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 345 p.) : ill.
Alternative Title: Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the making of a New Deal narrative
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK