San Diego in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to America's Finest City by Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration

San Diego in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to America's Finest City

byFederal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration

Kobo ebook | April 16, 2013

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San Diego in the 1930s offers a lively account of the city’s culture, roadside attractions, and history—from the days of the Spanish missions to the pre-Second World War boom. The guide is revealing both in the opinions it embodies and in the juicy details it records—tidbits such as the bloodiest and most incompetently fought battle of the Mexican-American War, Emma Goldman’s abruptly terminated speech to local Wobblies in 1912, and even a delightfully anachronistic way to beat a San Diego speeding ticket. Brimming with tours that can prove challenging to retrace, this book reminds us of the changes wrought by seven decades of intervening war, peace, and biotechnology. Unlatching a remarkable trapdoor into the past, this compact and charming document of the Depression era invites repeated browsing and is generously illustrated with striking black-and-white photographs that bring the period to life.
Title:San Diego in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to America's Finest CityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 16, 2013Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520954653

ISBN - 13:9780520954656

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