Farm Security Administration

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  • Summary: The Farm Security Administration

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    rural rehabilitation, farm loans, and subsistence homestead programs which was called the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Farm Security Administration program was created by President Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression in hopes of bringing the country out of it using innovative programs. FSA was created to give aid to the poor farmers during the Great Depression and help them become self-sustained. The Information Division of the Resettlement Administration of FSA had a program that

  • Dorothea Lange And The Farm Security Agency Essay

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    Dorothea Lange and the Farm Security Agency: From 1935 - 1944, the photographic program of the Farm Security Administration, embarked on a nationwide quest to document, collect and create a pictorial record of American life during the 1930s and 1940s. Spanning all fifty states, the photographers produced more than 175,000 black and white negatives, crafting one of the most immense and important photographic compositions in American history. Created by the federal government, the photography project

  • The Great Depression And The Dust Bowl

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    The New Deal In the year following the Roaring 20s, the United States had a major economic crisis along with the Dust Bowl that affected many of the american people, but if Franklin D. Roosevelt had not saved the economy with the New Deal, the economy would have never truly recovered. The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl The Great Depression was the longest economic recession in the history of the United States. The recession started in the summer of 1929 when stock prices began to rise and also

  • Biography of Photographer Dorothea Lange Essay

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    Depression got the attention of the Federal Resettlement Administration. She began to work for them taking pictures and capturing the publics attention of the poor. She also worked for the US Farm Security Administration before World War Two. She investigated the conditions of farm workers in many Western states. Many of the people she photographed during this time had came to escape the “Dust Bowl” (a drought which devastated millions of acres of farm land in midwestern states). When the United States

  • The Dark Skies Were Filled With Soil And Dust That Rained

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    of dirt, their eyes cemented shut when their tears mixed with dust or suffocated. Farming production completely stopped for a decade forcing many families to leave the region. The economic repercussions lead to many farmers losing their homes and farms, which resulted in the largest resettlement in US history. Farmers failed to pay their mortgages and many lost their homes to bank foreclosures. Some families just packed up all their belongings and left. “As their livelihoods disappeared, more than

  • The Dust Bowl

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    during the 1930s and to 300,000 moved into California a decade earlier” (Sander). Dust Bowl refugees found roots in California (Winter). “Sometimes they found work, but mostly they found heartbreak and anger” (Robinson). They had once “owned profitable farms. Then they had nothin’ but hunger and dirt and two cents a barrel” (Robinson). Some migrant workers had trouble finding houses within their price range. “Many of the migrant workers lived in labor camps”

  • Review: The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck

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    Tom Collins played a big role in the Resettlement Association (RA) in 1935 now known as the Farm Security Administration (FSA) as of 1937. He was very involved when the RA built federal migratory labor camps (Nealand). 18 camps were built along California’s agricultural valleys. A camp’s population reached as high as 500. Looking to do field work amongst

  • Essay on Fsa Photography During the Great Depression

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    such as the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) put millions of people to work building roads, dams, and other public works. One of these government programs was called the Farm Security Administration (FSA). The FSA was an agency intended to fight rural poverty during a period when the poor agricultural climate and plunging national economy was causing many rural farmers to leave their farms and homes to find work. The FSA also hired photographers as part of

  • The Dust Bowl During The Great Plains Region

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    United States history that occurred during the 1930s, caused by atypically high temperatures, perpetual drought and new farming methods. Vigorous winds disturbed the topsoil, resulting in overwhelming dust storms which destroyed an immense amount of farms, in upwards of 100,000. These storms devastated the source of income for the farmers affected. The dust bowl was located in the Great Plains region, which includes the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Northern Texas. Thousands of workers were faced

  • Leadership, Policy, And Change : Beyond The Darkroom : Documentary Photography As A Tool For Social Change

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    Evan Nicole Bell Professor Schewel 15 December 2016 Leadership, Policy, and Change Beyond the Darkroom: Documentary Photography as a Tool for Social Change Can one series of photos make a difference? While many may doubt the power of a group of images possess to engender social change, thousands of social movements, federal policies, and personal revolutions have begun with and been supported by the click of a shutter. From the Great Depression-era of the 1920s to the modern day Black Lives Matter