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Labor's Canvas: American Working-Class History and the WPA Art of the 1930s

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At an unprecedented and probably unique American moment, laboring people were indivisible from the art of the 1930s. By far the most recognizable New Deal art employed an endless frieze of white or racially ambiguous machine proletarians, from solo drillers to identical assembly line toilers. Even today such paintings, particularly those with work themes, are almost instan ...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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