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The Resource Picturing faith : photography and the Great Depression, Colleen McDannell

Picturing faith : photography and the Great Depression, Colleen McDannell

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Picturing faith : photography and the Great Depression
Title
Picturing faith
Title remainder
photography and the Great Depression
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Colleen McDannell
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Language
eng
Summary
In the midst of the Great Depression, the American government initiated one of the most ambitious national photographic projects ever undertaken. Such photographers as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Gordon Parks, all then virtually unknown, were commissioned to chronicle in pictures the economic struggle and social dislocation of the Depression era. They explored every facet of rural life in an effort to document the troubles, as well as the spirit, of the nation. Fanning out across the country, these photographers captured a nation alive with religious faith - from Dust Bowl migrants singing hymns to orthodox Jews praying in rural Connecticut. In Picturing Faith, the preeminent historian of religion Colleen McDannell recounts the history of this extraordinary project, telling the stories of the men and women who participated in it and exploring these little-known images of America. Lavishly illustrated, Picturing Faith teases out the various and conflicting ways that these photographers portrayed American religion and enhances our understanding of how religion was practised during this critical period of American history
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COCUF
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Picturing faith : photography and the Great Depression, Colleen McDannell
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Picturing faith : photography and the Great Depression, Colleen McDannell
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1nq2dv
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-301), photo reproduction numbers, and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing Americans to America -- Enduring faith -- Churches without people -- Another South -- Christian charity -- New Mexico's patriots -- Farming Jews -- The Negro church -- City congregations -- Project's end
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Extent
1 online resource (319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300130072
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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