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Unemployed writers during the Great Depression found work through the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal program to provide financial assistants to out of work professionals. The premier publication which emerged from this program was the state guidebook. Each state published a guidebook which consisted of a general opening statement followed by a collection of significant cultural and historical landmarks.
State workers suffered immensely during the Great Depression whether agricultural or industrial laborers. President Roosevelt's New Deal aided the state's cotton and tobacco farmers by introducing the Agricultural Adjustment Acts. New Deal programs created opportunities through construction of new schools, hospitals, airports, found jobs for women in canneries and sewing shops, and put young men to work maintaining state parks.