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History Matters: Buildings, artwork, oral histories all hallmarks of WPA

Dr. Gary Joiner
Dr. Gary Joiner
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Dr. Gary Joiner

Among the lasting legacies of the Great Depression are works of the WPA, the Works Progress Administration. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the WPA accomplishments close to home and farther afield across the nation.

Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport. He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”