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Farm Security Administration Photographs of Florida (review)

Farm Security Administration Photographs of Florida (review) Reviews511 Farm Security Administration Photographs of Florida. Edited with an original essay by Michael Carlebach and Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. University Press of Florida, 1993. 124 pp. Cloth, $39.95. Augustus Burns is a professor of history at the University of Florida. He is the editor of Readings in Modem United States History, and coauthor of Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate Race in North Carolina, which won an Award of Special Merit from the North Carolina Society ofHistorians. In no area of American society did Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal more radically alter the political and economic landscape than in the nation's farm life. The myriad of programs enacted by the government "represented a new policy of government intervention in the business affairs of individual farmers," as one observer has remarked. "They marked a turning point from a free to a highly controlled economy." The very governmental agencies charged by Congress and the President to restructure American agriculture eagerly set out Reprinted with the permission of the University Press of Florida. 512Southern Cultures to persuade American citizens that farmers and farm workers were severely distressed. In one such effort, farm policy administrators went into the picture business. In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Farm Security Administration Photographs of Florida (review)

Southern Cultures , Volume 1 (4) – Jan 4, 1995

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Reviews511 Farm Security Administration Photographs of Florida. Edited with an original essay by Michael Carlebach and Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. University Press of Florida, 1993. 124 pp. Cloth, $39.95. Augustus Burns is a professor of history at the University of Florida. He is the editor of Readings in Modem United States History, and coauthor of Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate Race in North Carolina, which won an Award of Special Merit from the North Carolina Society ofHistorians. In no area of American society did Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal more radically alter the political and economic landscape than in the nation's farm life. The myriad of programs enacted by the government "represented a new policy of government intervention in the business affairs of individual farmers," as one observer has remarked. "They marked a turning point from a free to a highly controlled economy." The very governmental agencies charged by Congress and the President to restructure American agriculture eagerly set out Reprinted with the permission of the University Press of Florida. 512Southern Cultures to persuade American citizens that farmers and farm workers were severely distressed. In one such effort, farm policy administrators went into the picture business. In

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 4, 1995

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