The Great Depression

By Jacquelyn Whiting | Resources for American Studies to examine the Great Depression

Steinbeck’s The Harvest Gypsies | Need to Know

A family from Oklahoma outside a makeshift dwelling in a growing settlement of lettuce workers on the outskirts of Salinas, California. FSA …


History – Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center

The Scottsboro Boys’ Case<p>A crowd gathers on one side of the courthouse square in Scottsboro during the trials.<p>In 1931, nine black youths ages 13 to …

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow . Jim Crow Stories . The Scottsboro Case

During the 1930s, much of the world's attention was riveted on the "Scottsboro Boys," nine black youths falsely charged with raping two white women …

Black History

Why (and How) FDR Ran for His Third Term


Norwalk City Hall: Curry Murals - Norwalk CT

Description<p>“The city of Norwalk, Conn., has one of the nation’s largest surviving collections of W.P.A. murals, thanks to a restoration effort in the …

Street Art

Political Views, Old Time Radio, Religion, and Life of the Radio Priest

Father Coughlin<p>During his time in the public eye, Father Charles Coughlin became one of the most revered figures in the Depression era of American …


The Harvest Gypsies | Steinbeck in the Schools | San Jose State University

Context<p>Overview<p><i>The Harvest Gypsies</i> (1936) is a collection of seven newspaper articles John Steinbeck was commissioned to write for the <i>San Francisco</i> …