ACADIAN HARD TIMES The Farm Security Administration in Maine's St. John Valley, 1940-1943 C. Stewart Doty

ACADIAN HARD TIMES
ACADIAN HARD TIMES
Item# ISBN 0-89101-071-8
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The Great Depression was a time of extraorinary hardship, particularly in northern Maine's St. John Valley. Photographers from the Farm Security Administration (FSA), a New Deal agency fighting rural poverty, visited documented the communities of Fort Kent, Frenchville, Madawaska, Wallagrass, Lille, and St. Agatha. Working nearly fifty years later, historian C. Stewart Doty was able to locate many of the individuals photographed. He interviewed many of them, and his account of the Depression years in northern Maine draws on their memories of hard times. The story is completed by the FSA photographs, as well as a contemporary series of photos of the same people and places. 1991 paperback, 186 pages.