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 …

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 …

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> …

TVA: Electricity for All

The Tennessee Valley Authority: Electricity for All<p>TVA was one of the most ambitious projects of the New Deal in its overall conception. Its …

The Trials of The Scottsboro Boys

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Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center

<b>Welcome to the online home of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center.</b><p>Take a journey through the veils of time and history by visiting us here …

The Flint, Michigan, Sit-Down Strike: This Month in Business History (Business Reference Services, Library of Congress)

Overview<p><i>Above:</i><br>Sitdown strikers in the Fisher body plant factory number three.<br>Flint, Michigan<br>Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress <br>Farm …

Down Strike Audio Gallery

In early 1978, Neil Leighton, a political science professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, went to an academic conference at Duke University. …

The Great Depression and WWII Teacher Resources - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

The widespread prosperity of the 1920s ended abruptly with the stock market crash in October 1929 and the great economic depression that followed. …

FDR Presidential Library Museum

Smithsonian

A New Deal for the Arts

During the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s and into the early years of World War II, the Federal government supported the arts in …

The Arts

Culture and Arts

Culture and Arts during the Depression<p>The Depression led not only to new arts funding, but a radical rethinking of how to express the social …

Great Depression

A Living Celebration

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Down Strike Audio Gallery

In early 1978, Neil Leighton, a political science professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, went to an academic conference at Duke University. …

America in the 1930s

The Great Depression, the 1930s, and the Roosevelt Administration

Research and Study<p><b>New Deal Document Library</b><br>Over 900 articles, speeches, letters and other texts, organized by subject, date and author.<p><b>New Deal Photo</b> …

History

The Great Depression

Photogrammar

Interactive Map<p>The map plots the approximately 90,000 photographs that have geographical information. Customize your search by by photographer, date, …