Old Ignorance, New Dangers: Race In The Mind Of The South


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This is a series of special links for New York Times readers about “The South.” The most important links to a PDF file of essays and a curated collection of 200 Dorothea Lange photographs–the only published collection of her more than 1100 photographs taken between 1936 and 1939, in eleven Southern states for the FSA (Farmers Security Administration).

Of interest to Times readers: the essay describing the inner mind of the Southerners photographed, their spirit and  world view; their circumstances, mores, and ties to a region misunderstood in the American imagination.

This free special PDF edition is for Times readers.  (A printed edition, on archival, certified green, fair practices paper, is available for $35.) Please leave your comments. Click the link below to open. (You have permission to download the book to read the essay and to keep a permanent copy of the book. /wr)

“I Believe I Can Better Myself:” The Southern Photographs of Dorothea Lange

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Additionally:

American paintings paired with Dorothea Lange photographs interpret Southern life in the mid 1930s–in a unique gallery online!

Prelude to Prosperity: American Paintings And Dorothea Lange Southern Photographs 1936–1939

Prelude to Prosperity: American Paintings of the South and Dorothea Lange Photographs

Three slide shows. Click any image in the three mosaics to view the slide shows (click through the slide shows).

Alternative Links:

1.Prelude to Prosperity: American Paintings And Dorothea Lange Southern Photographs 1936–1939 

2. Prelude to Prosperity: American Paintings And Dorothea Lange Southern Photographs 1936-39 

3. Prelude to Prosperity: American Paintings And Dorothea Lange Southern Photographs 1936–1939 

Examples (not live, click through for improved viewing and layout):


Multi-media: Introducing Dorothea Lange Southern Photographs

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