Imagining WorkImagining Work explores the many ways artists, writers, and photographers have expressed the changing nature of work over the past century and a half – from farm to factory in the 19th century; gainful employment to unemployment during the Great Depression; home to defense plant during World War II; a manufacturing economy to our present knowledge economy; as well as the effects of automation, globalization, immigration, war, and race on the identity of the American worker. Our investigation will focus special attention on pictures and poems: the photographs of Dorothea Lange, the paintings of Jacob Lawrence, and Diane Gilliam Fisher's award-winning book of poetry Kettle Bottom that depicts the West Virginia Mine Wars.
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